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Open Journal Systems now compliant with OpenAIRE: New plug-in released

Open Journal Systems (OJS), the widely used online journal management and publishing system, now includes a plug-in to support authors’ compliance with the European open access policies, i.e. the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Open Access Pilot and the European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access. While submitting their articles to an OJS-based journal authors can now easily acknowledge the related project funding.

The plugin modifies the OAI interface of the OJS software and provides a set of all publications resulting from EC/ERC project funding. OpenAIRE harvests the publications from open access repositories and journals, and presents the aggregated collection at the OpenAIRE portal.

The new plug-in has been developed by the Freie Universität Berlin within a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is available at the PKP Plugin Gallery at http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum. Releases of the OJS software from 2.3.4 onwards, available at http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs_download, will include this plug-in.

Katja Mruck, project manager at the Freie Universität, says “OpenAIRE compliance makes it very easy for OJS-journal authors and publishers to provide their articles to OpenAIRE. This highlights the contribution of OJS journals to the publication and open access dissemination of FP7 funded research results.”

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), a project funded within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), welcomes this contribution of OJS developers and users to the implementation of the European open access policies. Based on this new functionality OpenAIRE will integrate OJS open access journals into its network of open repositories providing free online access to knowledge produced by researchers receiving grants from the EC or the ERC. OpenAIRE establishes infrastructures to support researchers in compliance through a European Helpdesk System covering 27 European countries, an OpenAIRE portal launched on December 2, 2010, and e-infrastructure for repository networks and explores scientific data management services together with 5 disciplinary communities.

About

The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin, in cooperation with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at Simon Fraser University, currently conducts a project funded by the German Research Foundation. The project develops various functionalities of the OJS software, including new features supporting the publication of review articles, compatibility with service providers as the German National Library and VG Wort, as well as the adaption of the software for DRIVER and OpenAIRE compliance.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an online journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. It was launched in 2002 as open source software and is used by over 8,000 titles, the vast majority open access, and including nearly 1,000 journals based in European countries.

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), a project funded within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), develops a network of open repositories providing free online access to knowledge produced by researchers receiving grants from the European Commission or the European Research Council. The main goal of OpenAIRE is to support the Open Access pilot, launched by the EC in August 2008, and covering about 20% of the FP7 budget.  Researchers from seven thematic areas (Health, Energy, Environment, Information & Communication Technology, Research Infrastructures, Socio-economic sciences & Humanities and Science in Society) are required to deposit their research publications in an institutional or disciplinary open access repository, to be made available worldwide in full text.

Contact

Dr. Katja Mruck, Center for Digital Systems, Freie Universität Berlin, +49 30 838-52779, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Birgit Schmidt, Göttingen State and University Library, Tel. +49 551 39-5228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Birgit Schmidt, Göttingen State and University Library, Tel. +49 551 39-5228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet us the Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference which will be held from September 26 - 28, 2011, in Berlin, Germany.