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How many installations of OJS in the world?

Postby elbaek » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:19 am


Out of curiosity I would like to know if anyone has an idea of how many are running OJS around the world, and how many journals are being published using OJS?

It seems that OJS getting more and more popular and, in my opinion very deserving, getting the attention as the reference Open Source e-publishing tool.

Anyway if there isn’t anyone with a qualified guess, then it could be great to start an investigation mapping the OJS users. Does anyone have a good idea on how to do that?

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Postby asmecher » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:31 am

Hi Mikael,

Since we're open-source and registration is purely voluntary (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/register), all we can do is guess at the number of installations based on download statistics, Google searches, and usage of this support forum. Between OJS 1.x and OJS 2.x, we know of over 500 individual journals with more appearing every day.

We also run an installation of the PKP Metadata Harvester (http://pkp.sfu.ca/harvester), to which OJS users can submit their repositories for aggregated searching and browsing.

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OJS User base

Postby ramon » Wed May 10, 2006 9:48 am


At Ibict (http://www.ibict.br), we are planning on creating a Scientific Journal Portal, where we probably will create some kind of registration process then collect automatically (via harvesting) the content and journal info.

Currently though, we do a "manual" labor, and have a little database with the info we collect or sent by those we've trained and submit their journals to us.

Here's the link. Most are using 1.x, but 2.1 is growing very fast!

Brazilian Journals

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