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CMS for several University Journals Not Academics

Postby vlilloh » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:37 pm

A bit off topic perhaps, I did not know where to put it, but with your experience in university editorials pruning may help.

Are you aware of any CMS for non-academic electronic journals? That may take several as OJS. Non-academic but university journals could be news university magazines, poetry magazines, ..., which are usually updated daily or weekly. As university press we also carry this type of magazines, university content, and seek a solution for the electronic edition of all these magazines like OJS all academic journals.

Joomla! and Drupal seem very good CMS for this, and in fact I looked around at other universities and the majority use one of two CMS, but I do not know if the option to support multi-sites, able to manage multiple magazines with a single installation, that each publisher can give you an account of "manager" of its magazine, and that the base url is something like and with each journal ... academic11, with their own authors, editors, styles, structures, as we have with our OJS portal.

I heard it might be possible with Liferay, but I'm not sure.

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Re: CMS for several University Journals Not Academics

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:34 pm

Hi Vicente,

You may want to check out Wordpress MU as well, if you aren't looking for a complete CMS like Drupal/Joomla: Wordpress has proven to be very adaptable; you have user accounts with differing levels of permissions; it's easily themeable; supports multi-site installs; etc. Others may have some good thoughts too.


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