FreiJournals enables all members of the University of Freiburg to manage, publish and customize their open access journals. The entire publication process (submission, peer review, editing, publication, metadata delivery, archiving) can be organized using the open-source software solution Open Journal Systems (OJS). An individual view of the journals is generated using the Open Journal Viewer (OJV) developed by the University Library Freiburg.
Support and assistance
With FreiJournals, the University Library Freiburg offers you
- the possibility to publish an open access journal efficiently and sustainably. All contributions to your journal are made available worldwide under a suitable Creative Commons license (CC BY in its latest version) and can be subsequently used in a legally secure manner. By including or assigning persistent identifiers (ORCID, DOI, ISSN), the authors, the contributions, and the journal itself can be clearly referenced.
- free setup, maintenance, and updating of a permanently available platform for your journal. We are also happy to support you with the initial configuration of your journal on FreiJournals.
- the integration of metadata as well as the long-term availability of all full texts on the University’s publication platform FreiDok plus. Thereby, automated references in regional and national library catalogs (K10plus, ZDB, EZB) and search engines will be created and your journal and its articles will profit from an overall increased visibility.
- compliance with the legal deposit obligation to the German National Library.
As editor of a journal hosted on FreiJournals you
- have to be a member of the University of Freiburg. In the case of a board of editors with several members, it is sufficient if one of the (co-)editors belongs to the University of Freiburg.
- take responsibility for all editorial processes and for ensuring the scholarly quality of the journal’s contributions. We will be happy to assist you with technical or administrative questions.
- intend to publish at least one journal issue per year.
- OJS-de.net: Community of German-speaking users of OJS
- Learning OJS: A Visual Guide to Open Journal Systems: Features overview and instructions on how to use the current OJS version