• Migration of OLH journals to Janeway completed

    Migration of OLH journals to Janeway completed

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-03-04

We are thrilled to announce that we have finalised the transition of our journals from their previous publication service provider, Ubiquity Press, to the Janeway platform run by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). All our journals with the exception of the ones we fund but are published by other publishers, such as Quaker Studies and Francospheres by Liverpool University Press, are now all hosted in Janeway.

Janeway is our in-house digital platform designed for publishing scholarly research material. Launched in 2017, the platform provides a workflow for the submission, processing and presentation of scholarly materials. It is developed by Professor Martin Eve, Mauro Sanchez, Joe Muller and Andy Byers at the Centre for Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London, and the Open Library of Humanities

With this move we have completed the transition of the Open Library of Humanities from its previous external providers to Birkbeck, University of London with which the platform recently merged

“The migration process has helped us better understand what some of the key workflow processes of the editorial teams from all journals at the OLH are, which will help us to further enhance Janeway so that these requirements can be met by the platform”, said Mauro Sanchez, Senior Pub Tech developer in charge of the technical side of the migration. “The data migration process itself has also led to the development of a set of tools openly available that further enhance the interoperability between OJS-based systems and Janeway. I would like to thank the editors, as well as the staff at Ubiquity Press for their support throughout every step of the process.” 

Janeway is also used by other presses such as Iowa State Digital Press, Huddersfield University Press, Michigan Publishing, the University of Essex and the University of West London among others. And will be used soon too by California Digital Library for their pre-print publications. The platform has also been recently been awarded a $100k grant from the Next Generation Library Publishing project to test and improve publishing pathways and services for authors, editors and readers, for continued work on Janeway.


If you are interested in learning more about Janeway or in hosting your journal with the platform, please visit: https://janeway.systems/hosting

If you like the work that the Open Library of Humanities is doing, please consider asking your institution to support us financially. We cannot operate without our library members. More details for libraries can be found at: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.

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