Open Academia is partnering with Public Knowledge Project (PKP) to provide a complete production- and publication service that includes processing manuscripts through copyediting, typesetting, proofreading (liaising with authors), online publication, indexing and archiving. The Open Academia staff also serves as the peer review support contact for all system users: editors, section editors, authors, reviewers and readers. Basically, we offer support on all core elements of the publishing process. We are the well-oiled machinery working behind the scenes. An efficient back office working to enable academic societies to publish research with the prestige and freedom of their own institutional imprint. We also provide back office support to University Presses and smaller publishers looking to expand their open access portfolios.


  • Quick turnaround, high level system support for all OJS users.
  • One-on-one training in OJS for journal editors and as much follow-up support as needed.
  • Technical setup and configuration of the peer review system/publishing platform (in accordance with the client’s preferences).
  • Setting up/designing and maintaining the journal website (in accordance with the client’s preferences)
  • Trafficking manuscripts, page proofs, and publication files to and from authors, editors, and vendors.
  • Providing an automatic feed of manuscripts to iThenticate, a similarity crosscheck software.
  • Ensuring that the publication of the journal’s articles adheres to schedules (if any), and that copyediting style and standards – and other client requirements are met.
  • Ensuring a timely publication of the journal’s articles in the following file formats: PDF, HTML, EPUB and XML. Articles are made identifiable by a unique digital object identifier (DOI) for immediate data mining, reference, and citing.
  • Ensuring a timely content feed to third parties (archiving and indexing databases where the journal is covered).
  • Managing Author Processing Charges (APCs), if any.
  • Providing any statistics available within OJS upon request from the client.
  • Supplying print-ready files to the client upon demand.


All services offered by Open Academia can be contracted individually or as a custom package. We offer tailored solutions and a friendly can-do attitude. Let's get in touch!








Open Academia is a Crossref Sponsor. All journals that we work with on a continuous basis are covered by our Crossref membership and we provide full administrative, billing and technical support for our sponsored members.


Research Integrity

Open Academia is dedicated to uphold the integrity of open

access academic publishing. We provide dedicated support

to all journals to help ensure that they are operated with a high degree of integrity, with full anti-plagiarism checking and rigorous peer review.


Open Academia is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. COPE also provides guidelines and codes of conduct for journal editors, authors and reviewers.

Open Journal Systems

Open Journal Systems, developed by PKP, continues to rise as a leading publishing platform for open access academic publishing. The software is tried, tested and open source - and in many ways leaps and bounds better than its high-priced counterparts often developed for subscription journals. A key advantage of OJS compared to many other systems is that it is an all-in-one system built to manage peer review, production, publication and indexing. OJS was born open access and it is constantly evolving through user-driven innovation. The Open Academia staff can provide full support for journals in all previous versions of OJS as well as the most recent version of OJS 3.



Open Academia works with a professional typesetter, Datapage, to ensure all articles and associated metadata meet the highest professional standards.



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