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York Digital Journals
York University Libraries provide an electronic journal hosting service for York-afiliated journals. This service is called York Digital Journals (YDJ).

York University uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source software platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project which is now in use by over 8000 journals worldwide. OJS differs from other web platforms as it is specially designed to manage articles through author submission, peer review, editing and publication. This online submission and tracking workflow simplifies the administrative aspects of the journal editorial process, allowing designated users to view the status of their article at any given time.

The YDJ team is happy to work with York community members to create new journals or migrate existing journals to an online environment. The libraries will provide training and troubleshooting help with the OJS software, as well as advice to ensure maximum exposure. Design help is also available to ensure a professional appearance.

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YorkSpace is York University’s digital library of research outputs. It is a platform that enables York community members to post, organize and preserve their research online in an institutional context. It showcases the scholarship of the York University community through the use of a special standards-based software platform that collects usage statistics and promotes visibility on the web.

YorkSpace data is collected by harvesters world wide which also promote discovery of content. York University Libraries can help you benefit from added visibility in YorkSpace by providing an account which you can use to sign in and deposit your work directly. The libraries are also happy to look up copyright on your behalf and deposit your scholarly works in YorkSpace at your request.

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