As part of its commitment to supporting open access (OA) publishing, Fondren Library supports Open Journal Systems software.
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source journal management and publishing system that supports all stages of the refereed publishing process, from submission to online publication and indexing. The software is used widely by institutions around the world and has an established user community.
Any Rice faculty, staff, student, or organization is eligible to apply for the library's journal publishing services. Student-run publications must have a Rice faculty, staff, department, or center sponsorship (when appropriate, the library can serve this role). The library will also support nonprofit, society-stewarded publications if a Rice affiliate has close ties to the society and publication at the onset of the relationship and the society is committed to ongoing collaboration with the library. University-stewarded publications have priority status.
Fondren Library supports the creation, maintenance, and preservation of journals on its OJS instance. The library will not provide the following services:
Support for journal publishing is part of Fondren's Library Publishing Services. Information about services, including DOI assignment and additional publishing platforms can be found at https://library.rice.edu/services/fondren-library-publishing-services
Fondren Library is currently accepting applications for journals (existing and new) that would like to use library-supported Open Journal Systems software.
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.