Open Journal Systems and Academic Freedom

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Be sure to check out The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article about John Willinsky, education professor at Stanford and leader of the Public Knowledge Project, the outfit behind Open Journal Systems (OJS) software.

The Texas Digital Library hosts Open Journal Systems for members wishing to create and publish online, open-access scholarly journals. OJS is used for some 5,000 online journals worldwide.

From the article:

“This is a strong vehicle for academic freedom,” says Mr. Willinsky, whose Public Knowledge Project offers free journal-publishing software to academics. In a world where subscriptions to some medical journals can cost more than $10,000 a year, and many colleges in developing countries cannot afford more than a handful of scholarly publications, publishing enabled by this kind of tool is plugging many academics into research and discourse as never before.

Open Journal Systems is an open-source software designed to manage the editorial and publication workflows for peer-reviewed academic journals. For more about TDL’s journal hosting service using Open Journal Systems, please visit the TDL website.

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