The digital publishing office at Texas State University can help you at every level of the research process: planning, writing, publishing, and marketing your work.
We offer a variety of services, including:
We are always interested to help on any publishing projects and would love to hear project proposals.
Please reach out to Kristin Van Diest, Digital Publishing Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
OPEN JOURNAL SYSTEMS
The Texas State University Libraries provides open journal hosting services to all TXST faculty, staff, and students. Through our membership in the Texas Digital Library consortium, journals are published using Open Journals System (OJS), an open-source editorial management and publishing system. OJS provides a professional online presence and can be used to manage some or all of the stages of the journal publishing process: submissions, peer review, the editorial process, online publishing, and indexing. Articles are licensed for reuse using a Creative Commons license.
Using Open Journal Systems (OJS), faculty can set up and publish an online journal (or migrate an existing journal) without any costs for the software or Texas Digital Library (TDL) technical assistance.
The OJS software helps with every stage of peer-reviewed publishing, handling online submissions from authors, managing workflows from submission to publication, publishing issues online, and indexing content.
Using OJS, journal managers and editors can:
Examples of TXST OJS Journals
For questions, please contact Kristin Van Diest, Digital Publishing Librarian: email@example.com
n addition to choosing what type of journal to publish, content, and title, there are a number of other decisions you'll need to make during the planning stage. Whether launching a new journal or migrating an existing journal to OJS, consider:
Texas Digital Library Guidebook: Setting Up an Open Access Journal Using Open Journal Systems
Step 1: Review this Short Guide to Starting a New Journal from the Public Knowledge Project.
Step 2: Submit New Journal Request Form
When you are ready to submit a request for a new open access journal, you'll first need to complete this online form:
Step 3: Setup and Testing
Omeka Classic is a "web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits" (Omeka). There are many benefits to creating and maintaining digital exhibits with platforms like Omeka. These include, but are not limited to:
We currently host one instance of Omeka Classic through the Texas State University Libraries, which includes our student-made zine collection.
If you are interested in working with our Digital Publishing Librarian on an Omeka Classic project, please fill out this form: Omeka Project Proposal Form