Version 2.0 represents a complete rebuild and rewriting of Open Journal Systems 1.X, based on two years of experience with the software that is being used by least 250 journal around the world. Version 2.0 has been developed using the Smarty Template Engine in PHP, with MySQL. Among the many changes, OJS v 2.0:
• Handles multiple journals from a single installation, with potential for shared databases of, for example, reviewers.
• Offers a 12,000-word Help manual that is context sensitive, coming up with the appropriate page wherever you are in the site.
• Manages multiple rounds of peer review, while keeping a complete record and history of the process.
• Enables Editors to enter Reviewer’s responses for Reviewers reluctant to enter the site.
• Options for automated reviewer reminders and reviewer ratings by editor.
• Options for issue covers, page numbers, Digital Object Identifiers.
• Subscription module supports both institutions and individuals, with delayed open access for increased readership.
• Facility for import databases of users.
• Still compliant with Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Protocol.
• Increased security, with distinct roles and related access privileges, as well as double-encrypted passwords.
• Redesigned Reading Tools, with increased configurability.
• Graphic design by Isaac Tobin, former book designer for Beacon Press.
• Principal architects Kevin Jamieson and John Willinsky.
: Simon Fraser University Library now provides a permanent home for OJS v2.0, in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (UBC) and the Canadian Center for Studies in Publishing (SFU).