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Viewing and Reading Overview

By default, Open Journal Systems is installed with a very simple, functional user interface. This includes a top header, a top navigation bar, a series of navigation blocks to the right, and a main content block in the middle of the page.

The following image is a screenshot of an OJS Demonstration Journal Table of Contents.

Open Journal Systems Table of Contents

The next images show HTML and PDF versions of an article, including Reading Tools in the right column.

HTML Article View

Open Journal Systems HTML Article View

PDF Article View

Open Journal Systems PDF Article View

PDFs can also be view in a full-screen mode, for a more present, uninterrupted reading experience.

Full-screen Article View

Open Journal Systems PDF Full-screen

Finally, it’s worth noting that both HTML and PDF galleys can be read on mobile devices, without the need of any special apps (aside from a web browser, of course).

Open Journal Systems HTML on iPhone

Open Journal Systems HTML on iPhone


Open Journal Systems PDF on iPhone


Open Journal Systems PDF on iPhone

The OJS interface can be extensively customized by uploading new stylesheets at the site, journal, and article level, and by various other journal-specific customizations. For the advanced user, the underlying template system can also be modified. As open source software, you are free to customize OJS as you wish.