The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
currently runs a preprint server at http://eprint.iacr.org;
anyone can submit a paper via a simple web submission form. These
papers are then reviewed by an editor and published to the main
site if they meet some simple criteria (but they do not undergo
any peer review as in a journal or conference submission). This
is similar but not identical to the service provided by
I am interested in figuring out if OJS could be used to host a
future version of the IACR eprint service. From a cursory
examination of OJS, there seem to be two requirements that might
be difficult to meet:
1. it must be possible for users to revise existing papers, with
or without editor interaction (this is currently accomplished
with a password provided to the author at submission time).
- all revisions should be visible from the public interface to
- the URL for the paper should not change when the paper is
2. it must be possible to preserve the current URL scheme in
eprint (eprint.iacr.org/year/paper number: e.g.,
eprint.iacr.org/2012/063) in OJS.
Is it possible to use OJS in this manner? Has anyone implemented
a preprint service like this using OJS?