In recent years research has been gaining immense popularity to find the facts and novel approaches for sustainable development. Along with the digitization of the research industry, DOI (digital object identifier) is also becoming the buzzword.
To cope with the exponentially growing research industry, it’s required to document all the findings as research articles for future reference.
So, recorded scholarly articles need to be published via some digital way called open-access journals. As general terminology, or to start with, DOI can be understood as a tool that helps the research community quickly find these scholarly articles from the ocean of WWW.
It is a non-repetitive and constant group of characters, numbers, symbols, special characters and words linked with online journals, articles, books and many more intellectual digital works for a perpetual period.
It works as a permanent web address just as a URL for research papers/articles/books, like any other website URL. By clicking on it, an authorized person can access the e-resources online quickly, without thinking about other complexity.
DOI is used for permanently citing the documents in www. You may say research articles can be accessed via the publisher-provided URLs, but what happens if the publisher’s website may lose its domain or may find some technical problems in hosting?
When the digital document cannot be accessed via the URL provided by the publisher, in such a scenario, DOI is the only solution for accessing the document. DOIs make it easier to retrieve your digital document.
We can say that DOI is more stable than standard web links. Attaching DOI with the research documents or any other digital object will boost your citation count.
To summarize, it would be good to write here: “DOI resolves the problem of finding digital objects online at the fingertips”.
To get DOI, you must register with the agencies affiliated with International DOI Foundation. One such leading agency is crossref. Approved agencies are responsible for maintaining the database of DOI. Many times, DOI is also termed as Crossref DOI due to the popularity of crossref. Crossref offered two types of the account by which you can have DOI:
To know more about the crossref DOI, click here >>.
Prices for the crossref DOI may vary from one sponsored partner to another. As the official sponsored partner of crossref, we offer DOI at very reasonable rates as follows:
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DOI is a permanent weblink of a digital object used to easily locate the concerned object on WWW.
DOI is used to cite the research papers in the reference part. It provide the pin point reference for the readers and reviewers.
No, DOI is not compulsory, but it is good to have a thing.
DOI helps in finding the research paper very easily on the internet.
URL is bound to the domain system and hosting server, whereas DOI is the facility from independent servers infrastructure. Therefore, the URL may not work in case of failure in the hosting environment or the publisher does not renew DNS. DOI is immune from the problems which URL faces.
Yes, using Zenodo, you can get free DOI. To know more, click here>>
DOI acquired from free sources may include the source’s name in the DOI link. i.e. DOI from Zenedo will have Zenedo in the URL rather than the customized name of the journal or publication house.
DOI acquired from Crossref is known as Crossref DOI. Just name is different but the same as DOI. No technical difference between DOI & Crossref DOI.
It is an affiliated DOI agency with International DOI Foundation, which can assign and manage DOI for digital objects.
It may vary from one sponsored partner to another and the type of account you have. In case of indirect account under the sponsored partner, one DOI may cost you between 160/- to 170/- INR. You may have to pay the yearly charges between 1000/- to 3000/- INR. These charges may go higher in case of direct account.
To get DOI, you must register with international DOI Foundation agencies. For example, Crossref. Then via such agencies, you can have DOI.
Crossref DOI can be avail via 2 kinds of attachment with the Crossref. (1) Independent Direct account (2) Indirect account under independent account holder. So, if you choose 2nd type of attachment with Crossref, then the party between you and Crossref is called the “Crossref sponsored partner of DOI“.
Bulk users can afford to have a direct independent account with Crossref. However, it may cost you USD 275 / year.
Those with moderately lower DOI requirements can register via sponsored partner with Crossref. I.e. 25-70 DOI per year.
Other than the Crossref, you may find several other agencies by clicking on the link:https://www.doi.org/registration_agencies.html
Migration means if you are using any other Journal platform and you would like to move to Open Journal System then this process is called Migration. We can help you to migrate not just your papers but also publishers, their links, and all the SEO settings. Over 10000+ leading journals are using the Open Journal System these days. OJS has proven architecture for peer-reviewed journals & as per guidelines given by leading indexers (i.e WOS, Scopus). This architecture helps OJS to get indexed your online research papers very quickly for the public indexers.
Taking your online journal database from one web technology platform to another web technology platform.
It is the process of bringing your existing online journal database from one web technology platform to the OJS platform.
It could be anything from;
Closed Source Platforms to Open Source Platforms
Open Source Platforms to Closed Source Platforms
Closed Source Platforms to Closed Source Platforms
Open Source Platforms to Open Source Platforms
OJS is a world-renowned open-source platform for hosting an online open-access peer-reviewed journal, which is made according to the guideline of the world’s leading journal indexing agencies.
Hosted journals get automatically indexed by public indexers like Google scholar, Research gate, academia, etc. Public-indexed journals get much more attention from the research community across the globe.
It depends on, what you expect from your new website in terms of design, layout, and features. It also depends on the amount of data being migrated.
No, you cannot do this task, unless you have deep knowledge and experience in web development technologies. This task involves a lot of technical complexities, that may cause damage to your crucial information.
More than 25,000 journals (according to Public Knowledge Project) have been hosted so far on the OJS.
Yes, you can migrate your journal back to your desired platform, under experienced technical supervision.
Yes, you can add your desired functionalities in form of plugins. Many free plugins are available for the OJS. You can also create plugins from the scratch by hiring plugin development agencies.
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source journal management system developed in PHP language with MySQL as a database. As it is called open source, anyone can change the code of this journal management software to meet their own journal website needs. OJS has the best modular architecture, allowing anyone to extend the existing OJS functionality or implement new functionality without affecting the core files (so do not face issues with future OJS updates). To extend the functionalities in OJS, PKP has created incredible modular architecture. This modular section called Plugin.
At OJSCloud, we are experts in developing plugins to extend the Open Journal System at any level you need. We follow standard OJS website practices which do not affect your core functionality or files.
The plugin is a kind of small-scale software developed by a third party. It is made for some specific task to enhance the functionality of existing large-scale software systems. The plugin can be used without changing the software architecture on which it is installed.
OJS plugins are small-scale dedicated software developed by a third party to add functionalities to the OJS system. It can also extend the existing capabilities of the OJS. For example automatic certificate generator for reviewer/author.
No, If standard OJS website practices and guidelines are followed properly by third-party developers, then there will be no damage to your default websites’ functionalities.
OJS is an open-source platform, which does not provide all the functionalities as built-in. Sometimes you will have to make compromises. To make your hosted website user-friendly you need to go for plugins.
Some plugins are available for free and for some, you need to pay.
No, you cannot change it. Because you required the source code of the concerned plugin and it might not be open for all.
Yes, you can hire an expert third-party plugin development agency and develop your own desired plugin.
No, third-party plugin development agencies may charge you for developing such plugins. The amount may vary depending on the complexity involved.
After each upgrade, you need to check the functioning of installed plugins. In case it does not work, please contact the plugin developer.
No, You do not need to pay for the same plugins after the OJS upgrade. In case of major changes are needed to apply for compatibility, then your plugin developer may charge you for that.
Open Journal System is a free and open-source journal management system released under the open-source GPL v2. Initially started by PKP and later backed by a big community who continue to provide their contribution to making OJS the best journal software available on the planet.
Open Journal System has implemented great modular architecture for the OJS themes. OJS uses a parent-child templates mechanism which can help upgrade the OJS theme easier than ever and which makes OJS the most flexible and reliable open-source journal management system for your future update.
At OJSCloud, we are experts in providing both custom-designed OJS themes & Pre-designed pool of OJS themes.
The main reason to choose our OJS themes for your Journal website is – We have a decade of experience in working with different dominated front-end CMS technologies like Open Journal System and which helped us to create unique OJS themes which are not just good in look but super fast in terms of performance and followed with all the standard practices..
It is the look and feel of the website. It includes web page color, web page layout, background, size, font style, header design, footer design, mouse hover effects, etc.
It is the primary thing that will attract website visitors and keep them engaged on the website for a longer time.
OJS theme refers to the default look and feels along with the layout of the website offered as a standard feature.
No, you cannot change the OJS theme unless you have web development knowledge.
You need an FTP connection to the hosted website from where you can change the theme.
No, You need to purchase it from the OJS setup service providers.
Yes, we do have more than 8 readily available OJS themes.
It will cost you $199 USD.
You can go for the full customization option.
It will cost $599 USD.
You will have unique looks and feels via endless customization options.
Lightweight for reduced response time compared to standard OJS themes.
You will need to pay one time.
However, for major changes after the launching of the website each task will be charged on an hourly basis.
You need to provide a reference website or briefing which can describe your requirements in an unambiguous manner.
The Public Knowledge Project has developed an open source Journal Management system called Open Journal Systems (OJS) under the open source GPL v2 license for managing and publishing scholarly.
Though it provides tutorials and videos about Journal setup through OJS and upgrading OJS, it is still a little difficult for non-technical people to manage it.
So we at OJSCloud, help Journal owners to setup journals with OJS, Help them to upgrade the current Open Journal System to OJS 3, and migrate to OJS from another platform..
OJS is open source and anyone can use it. PKP has done their best on creating instructions and videos to setup journals using OJS but still, the installation of OJS requires little technical knowledge.
We setup Journal using an open journal system with simplicity and transparency and make sure that your journals have the fastest load time with our advanced cloud OJS hosting. We strive to add features to your journal publishing process to give the best user experience to visitors and increase your journal readership as much as possible. We offer you the choice of a Free OJS theme in our pool.
We help you publish your journals quickly and effortlessly and attract the community of scholars right after publishing. We aim to make your OJS Websites look professional and of high quality to the readers. With OJS, Indexing of Journals to various leading indexers (i.e Google Scholar) is very quick compared to other platforms, and with our managed OJS hosting this becomes even faster.
Maintaining your Open Journal System through regular updates is an obligatory procedure to make sure that the installed ojs is optimized and is secured against fraudulent activities. Upgrading your OJS ensures that you get the maximum benefits of additional features such as the mobile support and security of your online journals through OJS Updates. Upgrading your OJS is also recommended by the top Google Scholars.
OJS Upgrades from OJS 2 to OJS 3 involve several complex procedures and are usually performed by experienced professionals with enormous technical knowledge to achieve success and run your OJS websites smoothly. Our OJS experts undertake your OJS upgrade with the utmost care and make sure that you do not come up with any problems in the future.
With OJS Hosting you do not have to worry about OJS Upgrade tasks, because we keep the OJS up-to-date on our servers to make you worry-free about OJS upgrades and their consequences.
Benefits you get with OJS Upgrades
An upgrade is essentially a never-ending process of bringing the software up to date and equipping it to meet market expectations. It involves the addition of recent advancements and problem-solving for the existing software systems.
It is a process of installing a new stable (long-term support) release of the OJS version to make your system robust enough to meet the current demand and it can defend itself from security threats.
It can overcome the foreseen technical glitches present in previous versions and also add new functionalities. Upgrade also makes the OJS system secure enough from web attacks.
Yes, it is free if you have knowledge of web technology. Otherwise, you need to higher experts in this field, who may charge you for the said service.
Yes, if you know web development technology and have enough technical experience. Otherwise, you need to higher technical experts.
No, you can stick with the older versions as long as PKP keeps on support of that particular version. However, it is desirable to upgrade the OJS to keep it secure and functionalities rich.
Yes, the OJS upgrade is safe for the inbuilt plugin as well as custom plugins. However, you need to check the plugin functionalities after the upgrade. Some may not work, but with little effort will fix it.
Yes, you can, however, it is not recommended, because some of the features of a hosted website may not work on the older version.
OJS 3.3.0-13 LTS is the latest version released on 04th October 2022.
You can download it from the official website(https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs_download/) of PKP.
You need to have a complete backup of your database. Because the upgrade process may go wrong in some cases if it is not performed under experienced supervision.
Yes, this may happen with the custom theme or default themes. So, it requires thorough checks after the upgrade.
Many Researchers/Professors or Publication houses are willing to start their own Journal to contribute to their country’s research & knowledge. But still they are facing difficulties in setting up Journals.You know why? Because of these reasons :
We at OJSCloud believe that :
“Technology must be affordable, easily accessible and should create values for society.”
With this belief we came up with a bunch of services and technology for the Journal Management System. Here are the services we came up to become one stop solution to start your own Journal.
To fulfill above services with keeping our belief in mind, we came up with an open source journal management system called – Open Journal System (OJS).
The Open Journal Systems (OJS) created by the Public Knowledge Project (or known as OJS PKP) is an open source journal management system released under the open source GPL v2 license for managing and publishing scholarly journals. It was developed by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research which later became the most widely used open source journal management system with over 10,000 journals using it worldwide.
The main reason to choose us for your Journal website is – We know your pain and cure of it very well. With a decade of mixed experiences in the information technologies & publication industry help us create the offerings which are unique, reliable, affordable and authentic for the Journal owners.
We have a proven process for starting your own journal. It is just a 4 step process as presented below.
Journal is a kind of magazine that consists of scholarly research articles. It can be in an online form as well as printed form.
It can be termed a “periodical” or “serial”.
It can be published monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Each copy is called an issue and the set of issues is called volume (represents the time frame like a year). All issues and volumes follow the sequence number.
It is the well-formated documentation of the research work. Such research is carried out by professors, scientists, academicians, etc. Usually, these research articles are published in journals or presented at conferences and read/listened to by the relevant audience.
Research articles are used for deriving knowledge or for facts finding for some specific topic. It is used as a reference for future research elevation in the concerned area.
It can be;
single-disciplinary (include the articles of a single research domain. I.e. Blockchain only) or multi-disciplinary (include the articles of a multiple research domain. I.e. Blockchain, Datascience, Management, Physics, etc)
Journal can be open access (no paid subscription is required to access it) or closed access (required paid or authorized access).
Any individual, group, enterprise, institute, publication house, organization, university, etc can establish a journal online or offline.
Yes, you can charge some amount to the authors for publishing articles in your journal.
In the case of online journals, one can hire a journal management service provider like us for end-to-end establishment. On contrary, you can implement a journal website on your own if you know web development technology.
Yes, OJS (Open Journal System) is the world-renowned open-source platform to establish a peer-reviewed open-access journal.
OJS is an open-source platform for online open-access journals, made by PKP (Publick Knowledge Project). It holds the open-source GPL v2 license.
Yes, you can download it from the official website of PKP.
OJS is made by PKP, keeping in mind the guideline provided by global leading journal indexers like SCOPUS and DOAJ. Such a strong structure makes it robust enough to hold the complex process of journal management very easily. This is the primary reason for its fame.
More than 25,000 journals have been hosted so far on this platform.
Yes, OJS provides an efficient software structure that makes your journal website responsive to many screen layouts including mobile, tablet, large screen, etc.
We have a decade of mixed experiences in the information technologies & publication industry that help us to create offerings that are unique, reliable, affordable, and authentic for Journal owners. We take care of journal creation & maintenance at no hefty cost.
Yes, we do provide paid ISSN consultancy.
Yes, we do provide paid DOI support.
Yes, OJSCloud has more than 10 readily available OJS themes for the journal website.
Yes, at very affordable rates, OJSCloud provides a fully customized theme development service. One can create desired theme looks and feels from the available endless options.
Yes, OJSCloud provides dedicated SEO services for the website to rank it in the top position of leading search engines.
Yes, we have dedicated developers for the plugin creation for the OJS. These plugins are extremely helpful to increase the functionalities of the journal website.
Yes, we do provide OJS upgrades with all required care and safety, without affecting the existing website database and functionalities.