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Open Access

Information for journal editors

In today's complex publishing environment, journal managers and editors face many challenges. This includes ensuring their publications are of high quality and discoverable by a global audience.

The Library can provide guidance, feedback and training for journal setup and administration. For Deakin researchers, the Library can also host journals in Open Journal Systems (OJS) and provide technical support.

You can learn more about how OJS works through the PKP Documentation Hub. Training is also available through the PKP School: OJS for Journal Managers, OJS for Editors.

Enhance journal profile and quality

Once your journal has been published:

Copyright considerations:

Increase discoverability


Indexing in popular databases is key to increasing the exposure of your journal and its contents. Consider seeking listing and indexing in the following:


Promotion through social media and other tools can build your online networks and maximise exposure. Consider these publisher guides for advice:

Track usage and engagement

Monitor readership levels, download statistics, online circulation and other measures of use via:

  • OJS Statistics
  • Google Analytics (via the OJS Google Analytics plugin (module 18))
  • Altmetric, for the tracking of alternative metrics, including social media mentions and references in news articles


openjournals@Deakin journals are also eligible to be archived via the PKP LOCKSS preservation process.

All journals hosted by Deakin, where articles have Deakin authors, are added to the institutional repository DRO.

Deakin has also submitted openjournals@Deakin journals to be preserved by the National Library’s PANDORA archive.