“With support from EIFL, Addis Ababa University Libraries (AAUL) has increased access to and visibility of research from academic institutions across Ethiopia by upgrading the national open access publishing platform, Ethiopian Journals Online (EJOL), and adding 21 new journals from 10 institutions to the platform.
As part of the ‘Enhancing Ethiopian Journals Online’ project, AAUL has improved the look and feel of EJOL, with customized pages for each journal, including updated journal profiles and useful information for authors and reviewers (editorial policies, author guidelines, reviewer guidelines).
By configuring editorial workflows, the project has made the platform more efficient, and integration of DOIs has made journals and articles easier to locate.
The project team also provided training for librarians, journal editors and editorial staff to familiarize them with the upgraded journals platform and its new functionalities.
In addition, 20 journal editors took part in workshops on the use of the publishing software, Open Journal Systems (OJS), and the eligibility standards and criteria required for indexing in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Journal editors also received journal policy templates.”