OJS Theme and Customization

  1. You start by visiting our OJS Theme page and making your OJS Theme selection.
  2. Choose the License Type from the drop-down menu. Note that a Regular License allows you to use our OJS theme in one journal only. An Extended License allows you to use our OJS theme in multiple journals, within the same installation, and in one server only.
  3. Then just click on the “Buy Now” button and from there you can quickly and easily pay using our secure online system via PayPal or credit card.
  4. Following your purchase, we will contact you within 24 hours to proceed with your chosen theme installation.
  5. If you decided to make the installation yourself, we can quickly provide you with our OJS theme plug-in and the readme.txt file, which contains instructions on theme installation and setup. Please note that as you are purchasing a license, we will need to verify where our theme will be installed before providing you with the plug-in.
  6. Important: When you purchase an OJS theme from us, you’re acquiring a license to use an OpenJournalSystems.com theme. A single purchase of an OpenJournalSystems.com OJS theme allows you to use the theme on one finished site. If you need to use it on a second site, you would be required to purchase a second license. There are two options when licensing a theme from OpenJournalSystems.com: a Regular License and an Extended License. A Regular License allows you to use our OJS theme in one journal only. An Extended License allows you to use our OJS theme in multiple journals, within the same installation, and in one server only. 
  7. Important: OJS themes purchased from openjournalsystems.com are for your use only. You are not permitted to redistribute or resell the OpenJournalSystems.com OJS theme. You may not include the original purchased items (or source files) in any distributed end product. This includes any OJS theme that you have customized yourself.
  • No. OJS themes purchased from OpenJournalSystems.com.com are for your use only. You may not include the original purchased items (or source files) in any distributed end product. This includes any OJS theme that you have customized yourself.
  • Currently, we accept payment via PayPal, where you can pay with credit card, debit card, and Paypal balance. Currency: USD.
  • Absolutely. Once you are redirected to Paypal, you will be able to select credit card payment. Just expand the ‘Pay with a debit or credit card’ tab – see image below.pay-without-paypal-account-credit-debit.jpg
  • Yes. All our themes are a one-time fee with unlimited ongoing support and updates.
  • Yes. Before making your selection, please visit our OJS theme home page to see a demo of each theme.
  • Within 24 hours of your purchase, we will contact you with details for your chosen theme installation. If you decided to make the installation yourself, we can provide you with the plug-in and the readme.txt file, which contains instructions on theme setup. You can also view these instructions on the theme instructions page.
  • Because we sell non-tangible digital products which cannot be returned or exchanged, we do not offer refunds. Please take the time to review the theme demos and get in touch with us if you have any questions prior to making your purchase.
  • New products are released monthly. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive product updates, exclusive promotions, and more!
  • Yes. All of our OJS themes are mobile friendly and natively responsive. “Responsive” means the website is automatically optimized for different screen sizes and devices including mobile (change the width of the journal browser to experience how this changes the layout). This responsiveness will allow your target visitors to view your website on any device they prefer.
  • “Plug-in-based” indicates that the theme codes are isolated from the core OJS codes. This ensures protection of both the theme and the OJS functionality in case of any future OJS upgrades.
  • The Classic OJS Theme collection is our entry-level theme design. This is a great choice for journal start-ups and small-to-medium-size publishers across a broad range of fields and industries. Our Classic OJS Theme is custom designed to harness the highest functionality and create the best possible user experience. It’s perfect for publishers looking for an affordable, clean, streamlined, and practical OJS theme to present their journal contents in a professional and elegant way.
  • The Modern OJS Theme collection is a high-quality OJS theme custom built for customers who want a polished design to take their publishing to the next level. These themes are expertly crafted on a modular and responsive, developer-friendly Bootstrap foundation and are an ideal choice for publishers who appreciate quality design. Our Modern Themes are esthetically refined, professional, creative, and captivating. Furthermore, Modern Themes are customizable from the theme plug-in setting and capable of empowering journal managers of any skill level to make changes without having to write a single line of code.
  • Our OJS Custom Theme design services will transform Open Journal Systems into almost any layout or creative solution design you require for your publishing enterprise. Using cutting-edge technology for OJS theme development, our expert designers can craft a custom theme for you that is not only stunning and visually appealing, but also provides the look and feel you desire within a well-structured framework. With WordPress-like functionality, Custom OJS Themes are not just a design, but include many added capabilities such as: Menu Customization, Sliders, Headers, Footers, Static Page Design, Sidebar Customization, and much more. This involves creating a framework to implement all the power and flexibility of a Content Management System (CMS) and transforms OJS into an advanced journal management system for enterprise-level publishing. These custom features allow for greater flexibility and better functionality and are designed to elevate your Open Journal Systems to a professional level. We charge $75/hour for OJS customization services.
  • All of our themes have been custom designed to suit any possible requirements you may have for your OJS. Please visit our OJS theme home page to experience our demos and help you select the right OJS theme for you.
  • Yes. We can redesign your OJS site to give it any look or theme you desire. We charge $75/hour for OJS customization services. We would love to hear about your project, just get in touch via our contact page and we can discuss your requirements in more detail.
  • Yes. A color customization option is available in the Modern Themes collection only and is accessible from the plug-in setting. Anything beyond color customization would involve changing the corresponding CSS and template files. Please note that all fonts and colors are controlled with CSS. While you don’t need to be a coding expert, you would be required to have some CSS knowledge to customize your theme.
  • Yes. All our modern themes have color modification options that are accessible from the responsive theme plug-in settings. For the classic themes, however, you need to know a bit of CSS in order to make the changes to the relevant files.
  • Yes. All fonts are controlled with CSS. While you don’t need to be a coding expert, you would be required to have some CSS knowledge to customize the fonts.
  • OJS Plug-In Customization helps streamline the publication process and allow Open Journal Systems to expand its functionality without altering the OJS core program. OJS plug-ins are small snippets of code that can help you easily add new features which will be essential for the success of your OJS publishing website.

    We have many years of experience and expertise in creating custom OJS plug-ins, upgrading existing plug-ins, and supporting all of the plug-ins that you are using. Our company has designed and developed a variety of custom OJS plug-ins including 100s of theme plug-ins such as: an HTML editor plug-in for articles, an Article Graphic Metrics plug-in, a PayPal Pro plug-in, slideshows/slider plug-ins, carousel plug-ins, newsletter subscription plug-ins, and many more!

  • OJS Workflow Customization is intended to tailor and streamline the Manuscript Tracking System within OJS. It redefines how every manuscript submitted to your journal is handled during the peer-review and editing stages. We specialize in analyzing your OJS workflow requirements and translating those processes directly into your OJS platform. This is vital in reducing training time, increasing familiarity with the system, and creating a cost-effective model for your publishing. Our goal is to provide a custom, intuitive platform that works for you. The goal is to provide a custom, intuitive platform that works for you. Our four-step process is simple yet effective:
  1. STRATEGY: We analyze your current workflow requirements and suggest ways to improve your processes.
  2. PLANNING: We create a visual representation of the new workflow by creating a wireframe.
  3. BUILDING: We start with the development of your project and provide continuous updates to ensure that the project is always moving in the right direction.
  4. SUPPORT: We provide comprehensive post-implementation debugging and support to ensure a successful implementation.
  • We provide a variety of option for support. You can contact us:
    • via email: (info@openjournalsystems.com),
    • through our OJS HelpDesk contact form,
    • via Skype (Skype ID: OpenJournalSystems), or
    • by phone: 602-527-7080.
  • Our staff are on call from Monday to Friday (GMT+7 time zone) 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST), and during this time we strive to reply to any queries within 8 hours.
  • We provide support for theme installation and setup. This includes all issues arising from any of the packaged theme features and any theme bug fixes. This will give you everything required to ensure that all theme features are working as advertised and as shown on the demo site.

    To find out more about OpenJournalSystems.com Customization Services, have a look at some of our latest OJS Projects. If you have any questions, please contact our team.

  • When you purchase an OJS theme from us, you’re acquiring a license to use an OpenJournalSystems.com theme.
    There are two options when licensing a theme from OpenJournalSystems.com: a Regular License and an Extended License. A Regular License allows you to use our OJS theme in one journal only. An Extended License allows you to use our OJS theme in multiple journals, within the same installation, and in one server only.
  • Yes. A single purchase of an OpenJournalSystems.com OJS theme allows you to use the theme on one finished site. If you need to use it on a second site, you would be required to purchase a second license.
  • Yes. If you have already purchased a Regular License, you can easily upgrade to an Extended License by simply paying the price difference.
  • The Extended License cost depends on each specific theme design. Please see our OJS theme home page for more detailed pricing information.
  • No. In order to receive ongoing updates and support, we require our company credit to remain in the footer.