I'm delighted to be able to announce that the JISC have very generously funded the School of Advanced Study to create an overlay journal interface for the School's repository SAS-Space.
We'll be creating an overlay journal system based on SAS-Space, with Amicus Curiae as the initial example, using the open source Open Journal Systems. This system will then be 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 will greatly increase open access publishing capacity in the humanities and social sciences, and further fulfil the School’s remit from HEFCE for research promotion and facilitation.
Amicus Curiae is the journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies/Society for Advanced Legal Studies. Some of the past issues of Amicus are already available in SAS-Space; but this project will complete the transition of the journal to electronic format, and provide it with a dedicated browsing interface.
The project will run from May 2011 to October, and is managed by Dr Peter Webster, SAS-Space Manager. (Peter.Webster@sas.ac.uk)
An example of OJS in action is the International Journal of Digital Curation.