SAS Open Journals

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: School of Advanced Study

Research interests:
Digital resources
Project period:
01-May-2011 - 31-Oct-2011
Project summary:

The project created an overlay journal system based on SAS-Space, with the journal 'Amicus Curiae' as the initial example, using the open source Open Journal Systems. This system is now made available, at minimal cost, to both other existing and new journals produced within the School, and to publications by cognate learned societies. Such a system increases open access publishing capacity in the humanities and social sciences, and further fulfils the School’s remit from HEFCE for research promotion and facilitation.

Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr Peter Webster SAS-Space Manager School of Advanced Study



Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Mr Steve Whittle Information Systems Manager Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Jane Winters Head of Publications Institute of Historical Research


Other collaborative organisations:

Name URL Contact
Society for Advanced Legal Studies
University of London Computing Centre, Digital Archives team



Funder Grant type Award
JISC JISC Grant Funding 01/11 £ 27,762


Related Activities

Related events:

Title Details Date
Open Access journal publishing in the arts and humanities: workshop

Final report



Related websites:

Title Details
SAS Open Journals The live service, featuring the first journal to use it, Amicus Curiae.
SAS Open Journals project blog Blog detailing the experience of the project team, including reflections on lessons learned and on future prospects.


Related publications/articles:

Title Details Publication date
Final project report Available in SAS-Space 2012
Software patches for download Patches to modify the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software to allow SWORD deposit to a repository, and to integrate OJS with the SNEEP social networking plugin 2011