“We needed a publisher with special talents and skill, one that was familiar with the exacting standards of archival academic medical publications.  Multimed stood above all alternatives as the single publisher most able to meet our publication requirements”
~Michael D. Mills
Editor-In-Chief Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (2005 - 2008)

Open Journal Systems

Multimed utilizes software called Open Journal Systems (OJS), which is an economical means for societies and organizations of all sizes to publish a journal.

OJS is a journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) to expand and improve access to research. PKP is a research and development initiative directed to­ward improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online pub­lishing and knowledge-sharing environments. Multimed has extensive knowledge of OJS and can effectively facilitate the entire publishing process for non-profit organizations. Multimed currently manages and publishes seven publica­tions from a variety of medical fields using this system, and have developed price effective publication models unique to each of our clients.

OJS provides a single platform, which takes a paper from submission to publication. Authors upload their manuscript to the website, therefore eliminating the paper trail, and making it easier for the journal manager or editor to man­age the papers through the review and editing process. The time and energy devoted to the clerical and managerial tasks associated with editing a journal is significantly de­creased, while improving the record-keeping and efficiency of editorial processes.

Current features of the OJS system include:

  • Installed on Simon Fraser University Library’s servers
  • Online submission and management of all content
  • Subscription module with delayed open access options
  • Comprehensive indexing of content
  • Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors’ choice
  • Email notification and commenting ability for readers
  • Marketing features such as broadcast emails and banner advertising modules
  • Payment module for accepting journal fees