As of April 2018, IU Bloomington has officially migrated to Open Journal Systems 3 (OJS 3). The latest version of OJS offers more robust functionality and several new features, making it a major enhancement to the platform we currently provide to over 30 journals.
We believe that this upgrade makes editors’ work more straightforward and streamlines the editorial processes from article submission through final publication. OJS 3 includes a plugin gallery, with new and updated plugins to improve our assessment of journals and DOI registration process. We are excited about this new functionality, as it will enable us to integrate multimedia, 3D objects, and other innovative forms of scholarship into our publications. OJS 3 was developed after extensive usability testing with both authors and editors and, as a result, the new system provides more flexible permissions and less restrictive author registration requirements.
We recognize that our editors will need support as they learn to use and customize OJS 3 to fit their editorial needs. Editors can refer to our OJS 3 Instructional Wiki for a thorough guide on the new features, technical questions, and revamped editorial workflow. Send any questions you may have about the new platform to firstname.lastname@example.org.