University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 17 March 2018

The Open Library of Humanities, Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing, and the University of Huddersfield Press have entered into an agreement to migrate the Press’s journals to the Janeway platform.

Janeway is a modern, open-source academic publishing platform written in Python using the Django framework. It has a commitment to an easy-to-understand codebase; an aesthetically pleasing design; and top-end functionality, including a preprint server and overlay journal support. The platform only supports open-access publishing and will never incorporate paywall facilities into its code. Janeway is developed by the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, project lead on Janeway at Birkbeck, University of London, said: “We are delighted that Huddersfield University Press has become the first external Press to migrate its journals to our software platform. In this way we aim to provide a low-cost solution for external partners seeking a technological platform for their open publishing enterprises. As a result, everyone benefits from high-quality research being made openly available.”

Andy Byers, senior publishing technologies developer at Birkbeck, University of London, added: “We’ve had great uptake on Janeway since its public launch and we continue to develop to our roadmap. With the launch of our hosted Janeway service, we hope to further the cause of open access among university presses and other not-for-profit actors.”

Megan Taylor, University Press and Marketing Manager at the University of Huddersfield Press, said: “We are really excited about working with Janeway and look forward to providing a high quality reader and author experience for all our open access journals and books.”

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