Invitation: Workshop on Online Journal Management (HELIG Gauteng North), Friday 8 July 2016

The LIASA Gauteng North Branch Excutive, in collaboration with ASSAf, is proud to invite librarians and other interested parties to a Workshop on Online Journal Management.

Workshop Details

Date: Friday 8 July 2016, 09:00 -16:00

Venue: Unisa: Theo van Wijk Building 4-112

Costs: R 150.00 (LIASA members). R200 (non-members)

Facilitator: Ina Smith, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

Please register by Thursday 7 July 2016:

Please note: The venue can only accommodate 20 people

Prospective participants from Unisa, please contact Pieter Rall


Workshop on managing and publishing your scholarly journal online using Open Journal Systems (OJS)

The scholarly publishing arena has been influenced by the Internet and specifically the World Wide Web (WWW) in many ways. Online journal management offers many benefits, including higher dissemination, increased access, reach, and visibility, leading to higher impact of individual research articles published. Journals all over the world are more and more joining hands with IT, Research and Library Divisions on campus to start hosting their own, instead of making use of sometimes very expensive publishers.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with higher education and research institutions in Gauteng North (LIASA GN), would like to invite all editors, journal managers, librarians and other role players in the scholarly publishing process to a one day workshop on managing and publishing a scholarly journal in the online environment, using Open Journal Systems. The following will also be addressed: workflow, unique identifiers, metadata, roles & responsibilities and criteria for a high quality open access journal, in line with the Department of Higher Education and Training policy for research output and criteria for accreditation.