The University Library at OsloMet started running the OJS platform for publishing
Open Access journals in 2011. The platform quickly grew from three start-up
journals, to today’s 15 published journals. The free service we offered expanded from
focusing on running a platform, to offering support on all levels of academic journal
publishing. We give advice on peer review, DOIs, indexing, publication formats,
financing and facilitate experience sharing between journals.
At a cost, we also publish journals for other institutions in Norway, and we regularly
receive request to include more journals. In this presentation we share our
experiences from building a publishing platform, lessons learned along the way, and
discuss some of our goals for the future of library publishing.