About Us


The Open Access movement has changed the world of publishing forever. As Open Access publishing evolves and gains momentum, traditional publishing houses have a hard time keeping up. The need for author-friendly, flexible and highly configurable systems, has left many publishers in the backwaters. More and more academic societies are now turning to open source technologies to manage digital publishing on their own. And that is where Open Academia comes in.


We believe academic publishing should be resituated within the research community. Academic societies need to take back control of their own publications and we can provide the infrastructure and know-how to make that happen. Our focus on the author experience sets us apart from traditional publishers and other service providers. Happy authors is our endgame.


We offer full back office publishing solutions as well as individual services ranging from editorial support, production, OJS 3 website design and maintenance.  For existing journals making the transition to open access, we can import the full archive in OJS. For journals recently upgraded to OJS 3, Open Academia can provide training sessions for editorial staff as well as website design/makeovers.

We form partnerships with academic societies and we also support smaller presses looking to publish open access journals. Read more here.




Let's bring back control of publishing to the research community!

Open Academia is here to help academic societies and institutions publish their own journals. We provide full support as an experienced and strong back office working to ensure a professional online presence for the journal. We also provide support to university presses, libraries and other academic units looking to publish OA. Our main focus is keeping the journals running smoothly and efficiently, without the hindrances of office politics and bureaucratic workflows often seen in the big publishing houses. It is our strong belief that a journal that is running smoothly will grow by its own nature. Happy authors return and they tell their friends!




How can we help?

Open Academia is partnering with Public Knowledge Project (PKP) to provide a complete publishing service in an open access environment. We deliver support on all aspects of publishing in terms of the day-to-day running of the journal, making sure that the peer review, production and publication process runs hitch-free and with a happy author at the end of it. Open Academia is not about streamlining, we are here to help you run your journal. 

We believe academic publishing is best run by researchers and Open Academia provides the full back office needed to accomplish this. Our goal is to help pave the way for society presses to publish their journals with all the back office benefits of a professional publisher, but with the complete freedom that comes with independent publishing. The size of the Article Processing Charges (APC), if any, is set by the societies themselves - the Open Academia fee remains affordable, regardless.

Open Academia also forms partnerships with University Presses and smaller OA presses wanting to expand their journal portfolios while freeing inhouse staff to focus on other things than day-to-day journal management.

If you are starting up a new journal or simply need additional support for your existing journal, Open Academia is here to help. Read more about our services here.