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Scientific Journal Publishing in India: Promoting electronic publishing of scholarly journals in India
Thomas Abraham, *Suvarsha Minj

Last modified: 2007-07-16


The article gives a report of the project using Open Journal System ( OJS ) for publishing scholarly journals in India covering briefly the objectives. A large number of journals in India at the time the project began were not published electronically. Those published are mostly open access. However they did not use e-publishing tools or adhere to publishing standards like OAI-PMH. The purpose of the project was to highlight the need for structured metadata and standards like OAI-PMH among Indian publishers to make scholarly content more effective in the electronic media. While educating editors of journals about these, the project also looked at what features the publishers were looking for in a journal management system like OJS. The outcome of the project incorporated a few of these features into OJS. A Hindi interface for OJS was developed to enable local language content.


journals; open access; electronic publishing; india