Free and Open Source Journal Management Software

A list of free and open-source journal management software from the [Open Access Directory](

* Ambra. Formerly part of Topaz (below), but forked.
* CLEO Various tools related to and Lodel (see Lodel below) can be found in this site. In French.
* DiVA. From the the Electronic Publishing Centre at Uppsala University Library.
* DPubS. From Cornell University Library and Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Press.
* E-Journal. From Drupal.
* ePublishing Toolkit. From the Max Planck Gesellschaft.
* GAPworks. From German Academic Publishers (GAP).
* HyperJournal. From the University of Pisa.
* Lodel is the publishing software behind
* OpenACS
* Open Journal Systems. From the Public Knowledge Project.
* SOPS. From SciX.
* Topaz. From the Public Library of Science. Also see Ambra, above.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition also maintains a list of [Journal Management Systems](

Mathematicians are getting pissed about the journal publishing regime.

[Jason Jackson]( is far more expert here, but I keep track of these issues as best I can. The switch to open access is being led by the sciences — strange to see mathematics so encumbered by the old paradigm — and I hope the humanities can follow soon. It’s hard work, but not only does such an effort align with the overall ethical schemes of many of our disciplines but it is it worth it in terms of making our work more accessible not only to each other but also to a larger potential pool of interested individuals.

That said, the next step is a coordinated infrastructure that allows for easy accessing across the entire landscape. That’s the promise of [Project Bamboo](