Open Journal Systems (OJS) Software as used by African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

Susan Murray

Abstract


Until the late 1990's, much of the African continent's published scholarly research was largely invisible to the rest of the world, and even inaccessible from one African country to the next. From 1998 to 2009, African Journals OnLine (AJOL), at www.ajol.info, has become the world's largest online collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals, with over 340 African titles from 26 countries, and growing. This presentation details the role of the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal Systems (OJS) software in AJOL's progress towards making the global flow of scholarly information more equitable. Lessons learned and future plans will also be covered.


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