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Journal Hosting Service: Introduction

Joyner Library provides journal hosting services for faculties using Open Journal System platform. Theory & Practice in Rural Education is running on the OJS platform.

What we are providing:

  • Journal Hosting Platform: Open Journal System
  • Training: Authors, Editors, Reviewers
  • Administrative Services
  • Resources and materials
  • Other services on request


Build your Journal

As you consider starting a new journal, consider these issues:

KU Libraries: Launching a New Journal

  • What is the journal's purpose?  What unique niche will it fill?
  • What is the administrative structure of the journal?  Editorial board?  Advisory board?
  • What standards will you use to judge articles for inclusion?
  • Who will do copy editing and proofreading?
  • What is the format of the journal?  Print, online, or both?
  • Is the journal going to be Open Access, available only by subscription, or a combination?
  • Where is the journal going to be hosted/printed?  Is there a Memorandum of Agreement (or Memorandum of Understanding) that spells out expectations for the journal and the host/printer?
  • Who will obtain the journal's ISSN from the U.S. ISSN Center?
  • What are the terms for the journal's publication agreements with authors?
  • How will the journal be funded initially?  How will funding for the journal be sustained?
  • How will you recruit peer reviewers?
  • How will you solicit content?  
  • How will you advertise your journal?


Support and Training

About Open Journal System

Academic Library Services provides journal hosting services for faculties and students. Currently, we are using Open Journal Systems as the journal hosting platform. Theory & Practice in Rural Education is running on the OJS platform.

OJS Features

  1. OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.
  2. Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.
  3. Online submission and management of all content.
  4. Subscription module with delayed open access options.
  5. Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.
  6. Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors’ choice.
  7. Email notification and commenting ability for readers.
  8. Complete context-sensitive online Help support.

OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, it's finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.