Dear editors and journal managers
We are pleased to present to you the second HOPE newsletter. The open publishing platform HOPE now provides a home for eleven journals. In the current newsletter we have compiled the following topics for you:
The developers at PKP are preparing the next major update. OJS 3.4 is expected to be released in the fall and will bring the following enhancements:
A new user interface for notification management will improve the handling of e-mail correspondence. The mail templates will also be revised. Furthermore, the management of DOIs will be simplified and serial processing will be enabled. These developments are being done in collaboration with Crossref. Finally, the submission wizard will become more user-friendly. It will offer more options to enable or disable fields as well as provide a preview function. More detailed information can be found here: https://pkp.sfu.ca/2021/04/28/here-we-go-whats-planned-for-3-4/
We will prepare HOPE for the update and inform again in due time.
As announced in the last newsletter, the “Platinum Open Access Funding” (PLATO) project was submitted to swissuniversities and has now been approved with conditions. Platinum OA or Diamond OA means the publication of articles without costs for authors and readers.
This project aims on the one hand to gain more insight into the landscape of Platinum Open Access journals in Switzerland and on the other hand to develop innovative funding streams for a sustainable Platinum landscape in Switzerland. The project is led by Dr. Daniela Hahn. More information can be found here: https://www.openscience.uzh.ch/en/openaccess/plato or in the UBlog.
Crossref’s Participation Reports show how comprehensively your connectable metadata is covered. Search for your journal, select the article type and the observation period. This gives you a compact overview of what portion of your content has ORCID IDs deposited, abstracts provided in the metadata, or bibliographic references linkable. A total of ten categories are visualized.
Since the last OJS update, HOPE allows the linking of bibliographic references. The “Crossref Reference Linking” plug-in introduces the additional metadata field “References”. If the bibliography of an article is added to this field, Crossref automatically enriches the bibliographic citations with DOIs and makes the data available for bibliometric evaluations and data networks. The enriched bibliography is visible on the article page.
Reference Linking: before – after
Source: DOI: 10.55245/energeia.2021.001
It is even more useful if the links to the reference works also appear directly in the article text. For this purpose, editors can make use of the SimpleTextQuery tool and integrate the enriched bibliography already during the editorial process.
Our HOPE IT Team implemented ClamAV. The open source virus scanner increases the security of the HOPE OJS platform. Document uploads in the editorial workflow are now automatically checked for viruses and malware.
How do I start an OA journal?
In this Lunch & Learn session (in German) on December 8, 2022, you will learn what to think about when you want to launch an open access journal. What are the first steps? How do you manage the administration of the journal? How does quality assurance work? Under which license should the articles be published? What technical infrastructure is needed and where should it be hosted? How to finance the journal?
You can find the option to registrater and more information here.
Here’s to continued good cooperation,
your HOPE Team
Dear editors and journal managers,
We are excited to present to you our first HOPE newsletter. We plan to publish about two newsletters a year, sharing news about HOPE. The HOPE plattform now provides a home for nine journals. In the inaugural newsletter, we will cover the following topics:
Since May 2021 the HOPE team has grown by two colleagues. We are pleased to have gained Samuel Nussbaum as a further member of the first level support team and Florian Steurer as support for IT issues. Samuel is employed at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and joins us in the course of the reorganization of the university libraries. Florian has already been part of our team for several years in the area of Data Services. We would like to ask you to send future emails only to the address firstname.lastname@example.org and no longer to the personal mail addresses. If needed, emails will be forwarded to our HOPE-IT colleagues.
Below you can find plugins that we have recently enabled for different journals on HOPE. If you are interested in activating some of the plugins for your own journal, you can either activate them yourself or contact us and we will help you with the integration.
OJS 3.3 brings some useful improvements for editors and authors: Email notifications can be sent to groups (users with the same role), and account data of a journal can be exported for further use in mailing lists, newsletters, etc. Submissions can now be filtered by assigned issue or guest editor. When submitting, multiple files can be uploaded simultaneously via drag and drop. The administration interface comes with a streamlined look and feel. All details can be found at https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ojs/en/introduction#whats-new-in-this-version-of-ojs. We will extensively test and customize OJS 3.3 on our test server starting in the fall of 2021 and eventually migrate the journals.
Currently, one project with HBZ participation has been submitted to swissuniversities (status: under review).
Platinum Open Access Funding (PLATO) – This project aims on the one hand to gain more insights into the landscape of Platinum Open Access journals in Switzerland and on the other hand to develop innovative funding streams for a sustainable Platinum landscape in the country.
Another project with HBZ participation (lead UB Basel) was unfortunately rejected by swissuniversities.
Swiss Network for Open Access Publishing (SNOAP) – Through this project, a nationwide OJS network should have been established to coordinate and connect both editorial teams and publication platform providers.
The abstracts for PLATO (under Project proposals submitted by May 31, 2021) and for SNOAP (under Project proposals submitted by January 15, 2021) can be found on this website swissuniversities – Call for Open Access projects.
Here's to continued good cooperation,
your HOPE Team
Photo credits: © Frank Brüderli (MD, MB, FS) and Christiane Schmid (SN)