Webinars@AIMS: From Print to Electronic: Using the Open Journal System to Publish an E-journal

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “From Print to Electronic: Using the Open Journal System (OJS) to Publish an E-Journal".

The webinar will present the Open Journal System (OJS), developed as part of the Open Knowledge Project, which is an open source software freely available that promotes open access to research and scholarship. This webinar will discuss how OJS can be used to launch an open access journal as well as the challenges faced with producing an online journal.

The webinar addresses publishers, librarians, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.


In this age of quick publishing and dissemination of research and scholarship, the peer reviewed journal remains as the accepted form of scholarly publication.Using the internet to disseminate the journal has given rise to the user preference for the convenience of accessing the journal at their desk top.  The production costs for the journals remain the same and the distribution costs have increased as readers demand some functionality of the journal platform. Organizations that want to promote open access to their research and scholarship do not have the resources to develop their own platform.



1st July 2014 - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Toni Greider is the Director of International Programs at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky USA and has been active IAALD member for the past 25 years.  She served as Editor of the Quarterly Bulletin of IAALD for 10 years. In 2008 she transitioned the Quarterly Bulletin to Agricultural Information Worldwide, an online open access journal on the OJS system.  She currently oversees the production of Agricultural information Worldwide on the OJS system.  

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) and Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)