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Our Services

OU Libraries utilizes the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform for journal publishing. Dependent on staffing, our Publishing Services team can help create a new journal or migrate an existing journal to our platform. Our publishing services include:

  • set up and training on the OJS platform to manage submission, peer-review, production, and publication workflows
  • training and consultation on best practices in open access journal publishing
  • copyright and licensing consultation
  • consultation on migrating existing content
  • digitization and hosting of journal back issues
  • ISSN registry
  • DOI registration for published articles
  • quality control of article reference DOIs
  • assistance with indexing in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and relevant disciplinary databases
  • submit requests for journal inclusion in Sherpa Romeo
  • readership statistics for editors and authors
  • ongoing technical support for the OJS system and your journal

Our publishing services do not include:

  • print-on-demand services for open access journals


The OU Libraries staff have been instrumental in every stage of the life of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding.  They have helped with proposal preparation, platform development, technical issues for issue development, analytic data collection and analysis and indexing.  They helped me take an idea and develop it into an emerging source for the dissemination of a new brand of interdisciplinary research.

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