I hope this is the right forum for this kind of question. Sorry if it isn't.
I'm a webmaster for an online journal, and I'm considering converting from our flat-file, loosely templated (non)system of publishing articles to OJS. So far OJS looks great for what we need, but the problem is our server.
We're hosted on a University server which we don't have the ability to administer, and the server currently does not support databases or PHP (nor will it in the foreseeable future). We can get off-site hosting, but we'd rather keep the URL we've got now and there are institutional/political reasons for keeping it hosted where it is.
What I'm looking into is using OJS for submissions and review, while actually publishing the articles back on the old server. This won't be too hard from a cut-and-paste HTML point of view, but I don't know how much hacking I would have to do (for example) to make sure the metadata included the correct URLs. Also, I'm not sure how the Google Scholar gateway works, but I imagine its something like an xml document that contains all the metadata, so I could theoretically move it over and manually change all the url's?
What I'm getting at is this: 1) What would I need to tweak or change in order for OJS to function as fully as possible with the articles published in a different location and 2) Would the amount of work involved in such a setup negate the benefits of using OJS at all?
Thanks in advance for any input / suggestions.