UKZN Library Joins Forces with Sabinet to Utilise Open Journal Systems for Sustainable Publishing
Sabinet, a leading provider of library and information services, is delighted to announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal Library has signed up for the Open Journal Systems (OJS) offering by Sabinet. This innovative platform empowers publishers to achieve sustainability in their publishing efforts while connecting researchers globally and promoting Africa’s knowledge economy.
UKZN Library, renowned for its diverse range of academic and general expertise books, accredited journals. These journals are disseminated through Sabinet African Journals, a comprehensive platform focusing on information from or about Africa.
The University of KwaZulu Natal Libraries implementation includes:
- African Journal of Governance & Development
- Journal of Inclusive Cities and Built Environment
- African Thought: A Journal of Afro-centric Knowledge (ATJACKN)
- Alternation Journal
- Journal of Education
- Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth
“The University of KwaZulu-Natal Library Services is excited about partnering with Sabinet in publishing our Open Access Journals on a safe and secure platform like Open Journal Systems (OJS)” says Faith Magwaza, Principal Librarian at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
“OJS supports the publishing of peer-reviewed journals across every stage of the peer-review and editorial process, from submission to the final publication. Partnering with Sabinet will enhance the visibility, discoverability and dissemination of the UKZN Open Access scholarly publications” she added.
Together, Sabinet and UKZN will ensure that the Open Scholarship content reaches the global scholarship community with the seamless integration between OJS and the Sabinet African Journals platform. This partnership will enable the library to enter a new era in online content management and creation and ensure the longevity of scholarly research. “This integration allows for a complete Open Access solution. There are six Open Access Journals that are part of the partnership agreement, and we anticipate that more journals will be incorporated into the OJS Open Access publishing platform in the near future.” Nomusa Magwaza concluded.
Sanet Vos, Head of Product states: “Sabinet is delighted that the University of KwaZulu-Natal Library Services decided to sign up for OJS offered by Sabinet. We trust that with our expert local support and training they will receive incredible value from making use of this service.”
Whether the journal/publisher is an existing or new OJS user, Sabinet’s team of experts will assist you every step of the way in setting up your journal on the Sabinet platform. The journal will also benefit from our local support during every phase of the publishing value chain.
This solution offers an online environment for the preservation and sustainable management of scholarly content. The system seamlessly integrates with Sabinet African Journals and supports optimised content discovery. OJS facilitates journal management across all stages of the peer review and editorial process, with tailored roles for managers, editors, section editors, peer reviewers, copy editors, typesetters, proof readers, and subscription managers. Academic professionals, research institutions, and universities enjoy a cost-effective publishing solution, local support, and training facilitated by Sabinet, as well as seamless integration with other systems and tools, such as SciPris, CrossRef, DOAJ, iThenticate, and ORCID.