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OJS and Lodel possible Interoperability within Open Access Publications: some indications from Turin-based Italian Journals Use Cases

Randone, Lucia

The report is the result of the collaboration between the University of Turin and OpenEdition Center. The issue that prompted the research is the following: how do we enable academic journals which already use OJS, but that also want to be published on OpenEdition Journals, to take full advantage of the benfits of both services without this leading to a double expediture of time and efforts? The report is structured as follows: Chapter One presents three synoptic tables which describe the main characteristics of the two software applications; Chapter Two focuses on how three journals from the University of Turin use OJS, thus getting to the heart of the practical aspects of how humanities and social sciences magazines manage an academic online journal; Chapters Three and Four concentrate on how, respectively, text processing and metadata compilation are handled in both OJS and Lodel: an important issue in understanding “how not to complete the same task twice”. We will conclude by presenting how OJS and Lodel can be complementary instruments, and which steps can be taken to conceive a workflow which can exploit the advantages of both software tools.


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