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Training on Publishing of Institutional Journals Using Open Journal System (OJS)

The university has implemented a digital repository with an aim to make the institutional research discoverable and accessible globally. Besides, there are other open access initiatives that can be adapted to enhance visibility of local research and improve ranking of the university. One of the initiatives is the development and implementation of institutional journal system.

The University has developed an open journal system to manage institutional journals with an aim of making the research visible globally. However, the progress of implementation of the system has been slow. It is on this basis that the Department of Library & Information Services has organized for a follow-up online training on “Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)”. The training is scheduled on February 17, 2023.

The aim of the training is to:
I. Support implementation of OJS to increase visibility and accessibility of local research globally thus improving university ranking and collaboration.
II. Promote the University Journal System to encourage researchers to publish their articles in institutional scholarly journals
III. Promote journal publishing standards and best practices to improve impact factor and citation.
IV. Make open access publishing a viable option for the faculty staff to increase readership as well as to contribute to the public good on a global scale.
At the end of the training, participants will have knowledge to create and configure a new journal, understand the manuscript tracking system and editorial steps, create a journal issue, establish the submission process, and have an overview of how to manage OJS publishing for their local journals.

The training targets Faculty members, Editors, Peer-Reviewers, Administrators, Intellectual property staff, ICT staff, Librarians, Post-Graduate Students, Research managers and Researchers/authors.

Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)
Target: Faculty Staff, Editors & Peer-Reviewers, All Students & Researchers
Date & Time: 17/02/2023, 10 AM - 12 PM