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PsychOpen offers the following free services for journals:


  • Provision of in-house hardware
  • Possibility of including back issues for existing journals
  • Supply of design templates for journal homepages and customization of Website layout
  • Provision of a range of template designs for articles
  • Support in the publication of monographs and other nonjournal publications

Support of Editorial Workflow

  • Consultation on editorial workflow and management
  • Provision of the Web-based journal management system "Open Journal Systems" (OJS) and OJS guidelines
  • Support with copy editing (formatting of Word documents into XML, HTML, PDF)
  • Reference checking and review of tables and figures
  • Placement of language service providers (language editors, translators, etc.)

Provision of Website Usage Statistics and Tracking

  • Number of page views for each journal Website
  • Number of article downloads
  • Other statistics provided by OJS


  • Dissemination of call for papers
  • Targeted e-mail campaigns
  • Journal promotion at international conferences
  • Presentation in key social-media channels such as Facebook and Twitter

Other Services

  • Support in registering the journal with major databases, indexes and directories
  • Enabling OAI-PMH harvesting
  • Long-term archiving with CLOCKSS
  • Assignment of digital object identifiers (DOI)
  • Placement of print-on-demand services

Special Services for new Journals

  • Assistance in developing a conceptual design and journal identity
  • Support in establishing an editorial workflow
  • Support in promoting the journal
  • ISSN registration


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