Publishing Open Access Journals

Checklist for publishing Open Access journals for research institutions
This list of comprehensive recommendations was published by the Open Access Network Austria (OANA).

Open-Access-Zeitschriften gründen – woran muss ich denken? (only in German)
This talk was given as part of the Open Access Talk series of the project and covers the first steps to consider before starting a journal.

Informationen for Journal Editors (
On this website you can find information about concept and business plan, covering the costs, Journal affiliation, Operation the journal, Open Access conversion/founding, planning the editorial process. The Network for Open Journal Systems Services
This competence network unites OJS services at German universities and research institutions. The project "Sustainable OJS infrastructure for electronic publication of scientific journals" is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Libraries support Open Access journals: an analysis of requirements
(Alice Keller, o-bib 2015/4, 297-313, CC BY 4.0, only in German)
The article describes research on the publication of open access journals at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

OJS Website (PKP)
The Public Knowledge Project is an initiative of several universities. The first version of the software Open Journal Systems was released in 2001 and is being developed further.