Opening up scholarly information at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Mary M. Case, Nancy R. John


This paper describes and reflects on the University of Illinois at Chicago's infrastructure for journal publishing ( using OJS. It describes why the Library took on this role. Two specific journal examples, First Monday and Behavior and Social Issues, are analyzed. The paper addresses the implementation and the strategies; it also considers the impact of the software on the journals. In particular, the key role played by the Library is explored, along with the importance of a supportive, collaborative partnership with the campus' Computing Center. Finally, the place of the OJS implementation in the Library's total information management strategy is described, along with plans for the future.

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