The recent announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress has generated considerable discussion in the library community, especially from those responsible for providing institutional repository and scholarly publishing services at their institutions. PKP has fielded queries on the ease of migrating content from journals using bepress to Open Journal Systems (OJS).
For bepress Digital Commons users looking to work with an open source, community-based, and non-commercial initiative, OJS provides an editorial management and publishing platform to an international community of over 10,000 journals. PKP has recently developed an import plugin that is specifically designed to port and preserve Digital Commons journal content into an OJS installation that can then serve as a journal workflow management and publishing platform. This import plugin was developed with financial support from the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services to facilitate the transition of their Digital Commons journal content into OJS 3.1. As with all PKP software, this is an open source plugin that is now freely available to everyone, thanks to our friends at the University of Minnesota.
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