Janeway is a journal platform designed for publishing scholarly research material. It is developed and maintained by the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.

Janeway” is a press and journal system designed for open-access publishing that is free to download, use, and modify. Janeway is available under the terms of the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (Version 3, 19 November 2007).

Written in Django/Python from the ground up and still under active development, the software includes a submission system, a peer-review management workflow, Crossref DOI integration, OAI feeds, Open Journal Systems import mechanisms, an extensible plugin architecture, and much more. Janeway is licensed under the AGPL meaning that anyone is free to use and modify the software, so long as they make their changes similarly open (even if they modify the code in private and publicly host that instance). The software is lightweight and can run on shared hosting platforms that support WSGI, such as Reclaim Hosting.

Janeway is still under heavy development and they require testers and other users to report bugs. Basic installation instructions are available on the Wiki. Please direct all issues to the GitHub page of the project.