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Publishing Platform Software

The Library & Archives will be pleased to provide members of the Laurentian community access to certain software platforms that facilitate the editorial processes of creating and publishing a book or a journal.  For further information on these platforms, please contact Dan Scott (

For books, we provide access through the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) to Open Monograph Press, “an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication” (Public Knowledge Project).

For scholarly journals, especially as these may be open access, we can provide access, also through OCUL, to the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software platform that “assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing” (Public Knowledge Project).  For some journal projects, it may not be necessary or desirable to use the feature-rich, though somewhat complex, OJS software; we would be pleased to discuss other, potentially simpler, approaches to the creation and ongoing publishing of a journal.

Digital Content Hosting

Digital books, journals, and other digital objects can be added to the University’s digital institutional repository, LU Zone, which provides a storage and access platform that ensures that content is found by appropriate search engines (e.g., Google Scholar) and is backed up regularly.  Content hosted on LU Zone is publicly accessible.  For assistance with adding content to LU Zone, please contact Dan Scott.