Re: Free or open journal management software?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 12:28:59 +0000

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 [identity removed] wrote:

> xxxx suggested that I contact you for information about starting
> an online journal. He said that you are involved in developing software
> for online journals. As part of my xxxx-funded
> project, I intend to set up an online journal concerned with teaching
> xxxx, especially with the use of student-participation
> experiments.
> I would very much appreciate any information you can provide.

SPARC maintains a list of online jouurnal software resources:

In addition, the free institutional archiving software
has already been modified by at least two journals I know of for use
with an online journal:

and Mike Jewell and Chris Gutteridge are currently working
on making the software directly parametrizable for
use by online journals (refereeing, commentary, archiving,

There are also plans underway for extending to
data-archiving, which might be useful for online data-gathering

Best of luck with your new journal.

Stevan Harnad

NOTE: A complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open
access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at
the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02):

Discussion can be posted to:

See also the Budapest Open Access Initiative:

the Free Online Scholarship Movement:

the OAI site:

and the free OAI institutional archiving software site:
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