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Scholarly Journal Publishing

Resources for journal editors whose journals are hosted by the University of Calgary.

Setting Up Your Online Journal

Once you have reviewed our Getting Started material, you are ready to work with us to set up your OJS installation. We can set you up with a fresh instance, or help you migrate in content for existing journals.

We also suggest that journal personnel become somewhat familiar with OJS before requesting an installation. PKP School is one of the best ways to do that. 

Steps 1 and 2 must be completed before we can prepare your OJS installation, usually within one business week.

Your main contact will be given a Journal Manager role. That person will thereafter be responsible for assigning all other roles. 

Please note: Only the University of Calgary will have the Site Administration role and file level access to the hosting servers.

1. Request a Consultation with Publishing Hosting Support

If you have not yet requested help from Libraries and Cultural Resources Publishing Hosting Services, request a consultation here:

2. Read through our forms

3. Complete the journal setup

  • ​​​Once you have your OJS installation, you can go ahead and complete the journal setup by following the PKP journal setup guide.
  • After you have completed the setup, you have a journal that is ready to go - you can inform your intended audience that you are open for submissions!

4. Choose your Creative Commons License

If your journal is open access, research Copyright Creative Commons Licensing and choose which one is best for you. Creative Commons Licenses "forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates

For more information, visit our Copyright and Open Licensing Research Guide

5. Develop your self-archiving policies