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Open Journal Systems is now available. This release includes minor changes and bug fixes.


Open Journal Systems | OthersOpen Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.
OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.



Open Journal Systems Changelog


📝 Changed

  • Compatibility with PHP 8.1
  • Simplified password reset process to avoid safelink issues 15 (also a common feature request 21)
  • Improve password reset to use one-use, time-limited hash
  • Make revision files available for selection at Copyediting stage
  • Custom Block Plugin upgrade 2.x to 3.x leaves invalid block contexts
  • Permit “edit galley” form to be viewed after publication
  • User in Section Editor and Journal Editor role can’t schedule for publication when assigned as Section Editor
  • Importing Apache logs in UsageStats will yield no results (0 results) for totalFileViews, pdf, html and other
  • When importing Apache logs: “issue/view/xxx/yyy” will yield “invalid issue” error and break import process
  • Crossref export missing author information if givenName or familyName missing
  • Publishing / posting blocked for users with both Section editor assignment and a Journal Manager role
  • Recommend-only editors can change own assignment privileges
  • Revised Author files not appearing in files from all accessible workflow stages
  • Other languages required when they shouldn’t be
  • Duplicate foreign key error when creating a new version in OMP
  • Activitiy Log fails to load when certain values are null due to insufficient error handling in lib/pkp/classes/services/
  • upgrade to 3.3 from 3.0.2 fails because submission_galley_settings table already exists
  • [OPS] Editorial Activity statistics are inaccurate
  • Role settings page broken in OPS on PHP 8.1
  • Author who is also an editor can see reviewers’ names in the discussion
  • Back-port PHP8.1 compatibility to stable-3_3_0
  • Enable/disable UsageStats when you have a journal with id=2
  • Add font-display: swap to use system fonts until font files are loaded
  • Integrity constraint violation during migration of navigation_menu_item_assignment_id
  • Migration error during upgrade from < 3.2.0 with PHP 8.1
  • OMP Multi presses installation | Books from other press can be accesed changing the ID in the URL
  • ThemePlugin: Unable to retrieve array options
  • Site-wide search returns results for journals that have publishing disabled
  • Announcement feed plugin fatal error with PHP 8.x
  • Indicate institutional subscription price on purchase form
  • Back-port PHP8.1 support to stable-3_3_0
  • Crossref: do not display empty element contributors
  • Resolve static call error message accessing reviewer one-click link
  • The stable branch isn’t synchronizing the submodules
  • Email client safelink cause user password reset feature broken.
  • Cancelled reviews are included in a reviewer’s “active” review count
  • OAI Error with full url query due to reference warning notice
  • Spell checker doesn’t work at administrative pages
  • [OJS] Reviewer cannot download file
  • Undefined constant error when downloading all files from submission file list
  • OMP Google Scholar Plugin causes 500 error with Language metadata
  • Entries for metadata languages can not be saved
  • Stop reading text for search indexing in 4096 byte blocks
  • error when trying to open tab New Review Round under Review stage
  • Filter by series in OMP statistics does not display correct statistics
  • Bug in UPLOAD_MAX_FILESIZE calculation in stable-3_3_0
  • OPS 3.3.0: Crossref Deposit plugin interrupting the Publication::publish hook flow
  • DataCite export error with PHP8.1
  • Consider new resourceType JournalArticle in DataCite XML



Although updates are tested, you’re always encouraged to backup your files before patching.

Tags: Educational, Journal Management, Others, Publishing, Softaculous

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