2.6. Languages

OJS can be made available to users in any of several supported languages. As well, OJS can operate as a multilingual system, providing users with an ability to toggle between languages on each page, and allowing Authors to submit content in any supported language. Here is an example of a Russian journal using OJS.

Figure 4.81. OJS in Greek

OJS in Greek

Using the language toggle in the sidebar, readers can switch from Russian to English. You can see that all of the OJS terms (About, Log In, Register, Search, etc.) have been translated (the system takes care of this). The content, however, must be translated by the journal. In the example below, the journal has not translated the titles for two of the journals, so they continue to appear in Russian.

Figure 4.82. OJS in English

OJS in English

To activate another language for your journal, go to the Management Pages.

Figure 4.83. Management Pages: Languages

Management Pages: Languages

From here you will see all of the languages available for your journal. If you do not see any additional languages to choose, have your Site Administrator add them for you.

Figure 4.84. Languages


You will be able to enable any installed language to be used as part of the overall user interface; as an Author-selectable submission option; with user-filled web forms, or a mix of all three.