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An introduction and resources to publishing with Florida Online Journals for UF scholars. Florida OJ is an open source digitial publishing platform produced by the Public Knowledge Project. UF scholars have access and technical support via FALSC.

What is Florida OJ?

Florida Online Journals (Florida OJ) is an open source digital publishing platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project.  UF scholars have a team of support available  to assist them in using Florida OJ.  Florida OJ is the statewide installation of the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal System which brings full capacity online publishing features to your fingertips!


As part of the commitment to increasing open access to research, the UF Libraries are using Open Journal Systems (OJS) within the statewide implementation of Florida Online Journals (Florida OJ) to provide online hosting for academic journals for UF faculty. The OJS system has a highly configurable system for editorial workflows with features including:


  • Online author submission
  • Blind, double-blind, or open peer-review processes
  • Online management of copyediting, layout, and proofreading
  • Delegation of editorial responsibilities according to journal sections
  • Management of publication schedule and ongoing journal archiving
  • Customizable presentation features
  • Multilingual interface supporting 10 languages
  • Support for a variety of reader tools, such as RSS feeds and share buttons

Why publish with Florida OJ?


  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • Indexed by major search engines & databases
  • Local service team provides support
  • Multiple languages supported


  • Publishers manage production
  • Learning curve for new software


What can OJS do for you?


Florida Online Journals is part of the Scholarly Journals program of FALSC.Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative

Florida Online Journals (Florida OJ)

Want to know more?

The Florida Online Journals Publishers Round Table is a collaborative group of UF Scholars who use Florida OnlineJournals or are curious about journal publishing partnerships with the UF Library.  We meet once a semester in Marston Science Library to share experiences, hear updates and further develop a useful network of scholarly journal publishers on campus.


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:00- 4:00 pm

Read Dr. Carmen Deere's full paper on Dilemmas of Latin American scholarly production in a globalized world here.

Email Suzanne Stapleton to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Florida OJ Users Survey

Coming Soon!  Annual Survey of Journal Publishing Partners will be distributed in Summer 2019.

See survey results from 2018 by clicking the slide below.  Hannah Toombs, Graduate Student Intern in Library Publishing for Spring 2018 conducted a survey of UF editors and journal managers using Florida OJ as a publishing platform. The content of this LibGuide is designed, in part, in response. 

Survey results 2018

Journal Publishers Round Table Archives

Improve discovery with identifiers (DOI & ORCID) and digital archives title slide

Previous Meeting:  Fall 2018

Guest Speakers: Mark Ritenour, Horticultural Sciences; Plato Smith, Data Management Librarian; Christy Shorey, IR@UF Manager

Click here for presentation slides.

UF Journal Publishing Service Team

Chelsea Johnston, Scholarly Repository Librarian

Perry Collins, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Suzanne Stapleton, Agricultural Sciences Librarian

Laurie Taylor, Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies

Liaison Librarian, subject specialist to your Department

      Click here to find your subject specialist librarian

How to Publish with Florida OJ

If you are interested in publishing your scholarly journal with Florida OJ, there are a number of options.  Some journals use Florida OJ for online access of archives, others use Florida OJ for publication of current issues.  Florida OJ is equipped to handle online submissions and reviews too!  Here are the steps:


1. Contact your Liaison Librarian

2. Meet with UF Florida OJ Service Team to discuss publication goals

3. Complete the Memorandum of Understanding between the Publisher (you) and the Library

4. Request a new site for development

5. Design and setup the new site

6. Provide trainings and test out the site with users

7. When ready, make your journal site in Florida OJ public!!

8. Keep in touch with the UF Florida OJ Service Team

UF Florida OJ Service Team

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Suzanne Stapleton
Agricultural Sciences &
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Office: L-306A, Marston Science Library
Phone: (352) 273-2715
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