Opening Scholarly Communication in Social Sciences by Connecting Collaborative Authoring to Peer Review

Authors : Afshin Sadeghi, Johannes Wilm, Philipp Mayr, Christoph Lange

The objective of the OSCOSS research project on « Opening Scholarly Communication in the Social Sciences » is to build a coherent collaboration environment that facilitates scholarly communication workflows of social scientists in the roles of authors, reviewers, editors and readers. This paper presents the implementation of the core of this environment: the integration of the Fidus Writer academic word processor with the Open Journal Systems (OJS) submission and review management system.

URL : https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.04428

Open Journal Systems and Dataverse Integration– Helping Journals to Upgrade Data Publication for Reusable Research

This article describes the novel open source tools for open data publication in open access journal workflows. This comprises a plugin for Open Journal Systems that supports a data submission, citation, review, and publication workflow; and an extension to the Dataverse system that provides a standard deposit API.

We describe the function and design of these tools, provide examples of their use, and summarize their initial reception. We conclude by discussing future plans and potential impact.

URL : http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10989

The York Digital Journals Project: Strat…

The York Digital Journals Project: Strategies for Institutional Open Journal Systems Implementations :

« Embarking on a university wide journal-hosting initiative can be a resource-intensive undertaking. Providing such a service, however, can be equally rewarding, as it positions the library as both partner and colleague in the publishing process. This paper discusses ideas and strategies for institutional journal hosting gleaned over two years by the York Digital Journals Project. Suggestions for startup including policy considerations and service models are discussed. Ideas for advertising and networking are explored as well as the question of project sustainability. »

URL : http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/4517

New Value-Added Services for Classics E-Journals

This paper examines issues related to electronic journal publishing in the field of Classics with a specific focus on the discussion of new value-added services for e-journals. Preliminary experimental data from a survey that explored the diffusion of digital technologies into the publishing workflow of Italian Classics journals identified two new value-added services: reference linking to primary sources and semantic indexing.

This paper also emphasizes the importance of supporting citation persistence for electronic resources. Finally, it will describe the significance and overall functioning of these services and then conclude with an outline of the characteristics of the main technical components needed for an e-journal implementation that provides these identified services through an extension of the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform.

URL : http://eprints.rclis.org/15006/