New OJS Theme Available

May 22nd, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

We’re very excited to announce the release of the “Health Science” theme for OJS 3.1.1, freely available to anyone to use or modify for their journal.

Created by graphic designer Sophy O and built by developers Vitalii Bezsheiko and Nate Wright, this new theme was conceptualized with the Health Sciences in mind, but can, of course, be used for journals in any discipline.

You can see this theme in action here:

To download the theme, visit our Github site (which includes version compatibility and installation instructions):

You can make several changes to the theme through the Website Settings on the Appearance tab, including changing the primary colour (currently light blue), revising the sidebar blocks (which appear at the bottom of the page on this theme, just above the footer), adding footer text, adding a home page image, uploading a custom stylesheet to tweek some of the theme choices (like fonts), and more.

Remember too, that with the more robust theming features within OJS 3, you can significantly modify this theme or create a new one much more easily than in the past. See the PKP Theming Guide to learn how it all works:

If you decide to use this theme, or use it as the basis for your own unique modification, please tell us about it in the comments below. We’d also welcome your suggestions on how we could improve this theme.

This is just the first of more free themes to come from us, and we also hope it will inspire others to create great looking new OJS themes for their journals, and for others to modify and use. Watch this space for the announcement of the “Humanities” theme very soon!

One Comment on "New OJS Theme Available"

  1. Ade Cahya says:

    Nice to Have the New Themes OJS, i will try to apply on my journal site at

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