TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology’s open-access publishing platform – is a new service. Nevertheless, the first two published conference volumes have been able to benefit from various features of our service: All contributions have been released under CC BY 4.0 and the copyright remains with the authors. The published contributions are archived via the TIB’s long-term archiving system. For this purpose, we have developed a plugin that transfers metadata and files from OJS to Rosetta. We deliver the publications to the German National Library and they are referenced in the Verbundkatalog K10plus and can thus be found in the TIB Portal. We are fond of persistent identifiers and use ISSNs (online), Crossref DOIs, ORCIDs, and RORs for the publications. To enable the latter we developed a ROR Plugin for OJS. For some of the contributions, we are already able to provide full-text XML. In doing so, we converted template-compliant Word submissions to JATS XML within OJS. We then post-processed this JATS XML using the Texture Editor in OJS. Online representation of the XML is created using the LensGalleyBits plugin, which generates a dynamic HTML view. The protection of personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we have modified our OJS so that editors from one publication cannot search user data from another publication, even though both publications run on the same OJS instance. In the future we would like to be able to offer full-text XML also for LaTeX submissions and we would like to generate HTML and PDF directly from the XML files. Besides simplifying the workflow we also want to improve the layout of the output formats. Furthermore, we are aiming to improve the presentation and handling of conference publications with OJS and are in an exchange with PKP on this.
A “preprint” is a research paper that authors have chosen to make freely available online while still in draft form and through multiple versions, with the rise of preprints representing another element in the broader move toward open science.
Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is an open source preprint server for managing the posting of research papers. Authors, after registering with the system and being approved by the Preprint Manager, can share their research as preprints, whether as PDFs, or Word documents. The posted papers are then made freely available online to be downloaded and indexed by Google Scholar.
OPS is built using the same framework as Open Journal Systems (OJS) and so shares the majority of its code base. OPS can be downloaded, for free, by any interested party and installed on a local webserver. Capacities and features of the beta release including the following:
- Responsive reader front-end with multiple options for content organization
- Author-led rapid publication workflow
- Online submission and management of all content
- Customizable to suit your screening policies, with several options included
- Integrated with scholarly publishing services such as Crossref and ORCiD
- Locally installed and controlled
- Community-led and supported
- Built-in support for a wide array of features from the OJS and OMP ecosystem
- Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with more languages to come