Janeway Systems partners with three more institutions to migrate their journals

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 25 May 2022

We are very pleased to announce that Janeway, our in-house publishing platform, has partnered with three more institutions to migrate their journals: Ghent University Library, the University of Iowa Libraries and Washington University in St Louis. These three new partnerships with Janeway will provide publishing infrastructure for the submission, curation, processing and preservation of the open access journals published at these institutions.

Ghent University library has been supporting OLH since 2015, this new agreement between the library and Janeway systems will provide their open access journal platform of 35 journals with a new publishing platform that academics and staff members at the university can use to host their journals. 

The University of Iowa Libraries has also been a current OLH supporter since last year. Journals and conference proceedings hosted by the University Libraries have now been transferred to and are now available in the Janeway platform. 

Our third partnership has been with another OLH supporting institution, Washington University in St Louis. This new partnership will provide their Digital Library Program Services (DLPS) unit with a new publishing platform for the university's Open Scholarship Journals

"All three of these new press partners are bringing decades of back content to Janeway, and with that comes the need to migrate lots of metadata and article files", said Joseph Muller, developer for Janeway. "We have used this as an opportunity to improve the Janeway imports plug-in, allowing editors to use more fields and catching errors before they happen so that the process goes more smoothly.

"With more content, you also need more ways to manage things at a high level. So we will soon be rolling out a full-text search feature as well as a new DOI manager that lets you see all the DOIs for a journal or time period and register them with Crossref in batches. These are long-awaited features that we know everyone in the Janeway community will be excited to see."

Janeway is a 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, Andy Byers and Joseph Muller at the Centre for Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London, and the Open Library of Humanities, UK. For more information about Janeway and its hosting packages, please visit: https://janeway.systems/.

Janeway is currently being used by the OLH journals, as well as by other external presses such as Iowa State Digital Press, Huddersfield University Press, Michigan Publishing, the University of Essex and the University of West London among others. It 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

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