1) Open Journal Systems (OJS) (  is perhaps the most popular  academic journal management and publishing system.  It handles the whole process from submission through review to publication.

2) HyperJournal ( is a free, very simple, and esay to use journal publishing platform that has a minimal set of features.

3) GAPworks (  is a journal publishing system with a complete submistion review system.  The metadata meets archival standards and can be extracted in an OAI-PMH compatible format.  Using SMARTY templates (, the platform does allow for some variety and flexibility for article publishing.

4) DPubS (Digital Publishing System) (  is a digital publishing platform out of Cornell University Library and has been developed for the scholars and universities.  It can be used for scholarly journals, monographs, and conference proceedings.

5) The Drupal E-Journal ( is a plugin for the popular CMS Drupal, and has a full feature set that focuse on issue managment.  Inspired by Open Journal Systems, it claims to be more flexible and extensible than OJS because of its use of Drupal.

6) Ambra ( is a publishing system designed particularly to enhance and enable discussion and annotations of scientific articles (but it can be used for any discipline).  The focus is on creating “living” and evolving documents.

7) ePublishing Toolkit ( is designed to publish scientific content on the web.  The focus of the application is to follow the ‘full life cycle” of a scientific work.

8) Open Publishing Services (Sops) ( is a more gneral publishing platform designed to work for personal archiving, institutional archives, and journal publication.

9) Pressforward ( is a WordPress plugin and is designed to capture and highlight scholarship that can be found out on the web, “gray literature,” blogs, reports, projects.  It uses crowdsourcing and peer response to sort for quality.

10) Pligg CMS ( is publishing content managment system and is designed to agregate web sites, blogs, projects and allows users (crowdsourcing) to push content up the page.  The more popular information, that is, rises closer to the top of the page.

11) Commons in a Box ( is a content managment sysem that encourages collaboration and scholarly program building.

12) KORA (  is an open-source, database-driven, online digital repository application for the publishing of complex multimedia objects (text, images, audio, video).

13) MediaCommons( ) is a content management system that fosters collaboration and new forms of scholarly publishing.  Designed for scholars and student, MediaCommons is designed to foster community around the act of publishing.