Bielefeld University Library operates a technical platform for the publication and presentation of open access journals. This platform is based on the open source journal management and publishing software OJS (Open Journal Systems).

OJS at Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University Library operates OJS for various journals and departments. Each OJS instance is separately installed and individually managed by us. This enables us to cater to individual requirements (with regard to design, components, etc.).

The following peer-reviewed journals use OJS via Bielefeld University Library:

The International Journal of Conflict and Violence is listed in the "Journal Citation Report - Social Science Edition".

The University Library offers you technical and organisational assistance with publishing e-journals using OJS publishing software. If you are interested, please get in touch with our Scholarly Publishing Services Support.

General information on OJS

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software for the management and publication of (peer-reviewed) open access journals. It was developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and is made available under the GNU General Public License.

Detailed rights management and a wide range of roles (journal manager, subscription manager, editor, section editor, layout editor, reviewer, copyeditor, proofreader, author, reader) enable every stage of the journal publishing process to be covered. It is possible to use only parts of the editorial process, if desired. If the editorial and review process takes place outside OJS, the editorial process can be dispensed with completely.

OJS comes with an OAI-PMH interface for the dissemination of the article metadata. By now, there are thousands of OJS-based electronic OA journals worldwide (a selection of users and journals can be found here. Many of the listed journals are indexed by the BASE search engine.

Further publishing opportunities in open access journals worldwide

We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and look forward to your suggestions.