Open Journals @ Queen's: Service Description

Services provided

Queen’s University Library will:

  • Host your journal with the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publishing system, located at:
  • Provide initial support for Journal Managers and Editorial teams to set-up their serial publication or conference proceedings.
  • Support standard OJS configuration templates.
  • Help you explore the requirements for inclusion in subject-specific databases.  
  • Mint Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for articles published in your journal. See our DOIs & Your OJS Journal guide.
  • Provide system generated reports to journal teams when requested.
  • Provide advice on copyright permissions and licensing.
  • Provide advice and support on future preservation and archiving of journal content.
  • Act as the first line of contact for service related questions.
  • Discuss configuration options including the automatic assignment of author identifiers (ORCID) for journal authors.

Publisher responsibilities  

The publisher (faculty member, student, department or unit represented by the journal manager(s)) will:

  • Manage the administration of the journal including all submissions, review and editing processes and workflows within the Open Journal Systems publishing system.
  • Develop and maintain all policies and guidelines relating to the journal such as Copyright; Peer Review; Privacy Statement; Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement; Permissions and Licensing etc.
  • Be responsible for the production and quality control of journal content.
  • Provide the library with advance notice of changes to the journal’s status (e.g. Journal stops publishing; Need to migrate; Updates to editorial board membership).
  • Undergraduate journals must designate a faculty sponsor, who would agree to maintain contact with the library and your editorial team.
  • Represent the journal editorial team in liaising with the library.
  • Present a plan or demonstrate the intent to set-up a serial publication or conference proceedings.

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