Open Journal Systems (OJS) Ruhr University Bochum

Researchers of the Ruhr University Bochum can now publish e-journals and conference proceedings with the open source software Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Bochum University Library enables access to the system and helps to adapt and master the software. The library is also willing to support the entire publication process.

We require, that after a certain period, the article must be freely accessible online (open access). The library administrates the software, sets up new journal titles and secures the permanent availability of the published content and the visibility by providing a digital object identifier (DOI).

Your contact in the University Library:
Kathrin Lucht-Roussel - Tel.: 0234-32-22053
Linda Groß - Tel.: 0234-32-22784
Pia Piontkowitz - Tel.: 0234-32-26274


The following journal titles and conference proceedings have been published with OJS:


  • Philosophy and the Mind Sciences

    Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) is a peer-reviewed, not-for-profit, open-access journal that is free for authors and readers. PhiMiSci focuses on the interface between philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Articles can be submitted at any time and will be published whenever peer-review and revisions have been completed. In addition to these stand-alone articles, PhiMiSci publishes collections of articles as special issues, compiled by guest editors.

  • Journal for Language and Literature Learning and Didactics of German

    The Journal for Language and Literature Learning and Didactics of German (Zeitschrift für Sprachlich-Literarisches Lernen und Deutschdidaktik, SLLD-Z) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, scientific Open Access journal. It publishes new theoretical and conceptual work, empirical studies and historically oriented research contributions on linguistic, literary and media acquisition and teaching processes in formal and informal educational contexts. These are supplemented by overview reports on individual fields of research and conference proceedings. The inclusion of interdisciplinary and international contributions as well as the openness towards different theoretical and methodological research traditions, will enable us to keep pace with scientific developments beyond German didactics.

  • Zeitschrift für Mittelmeerstudien

    Zeitschrift für Mittelmeerstudien (ZfM) (ISSN 2749-7429 ) aims to promote a sustainable Mediterranean perspective on historical and contemporary events and processes in the Mediterranean. As a Gold Open Access journal covering the spectrum of humanities, cultural and social sciences in all epochs of the Mediterraneum, it will make the results of national and international Mediterranean research freely accessible and reusable.

  • PeriodIcon

    periodICON is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to highlighting the visuality and materiality of periodic print media. The open access journal is open to research articles of any length and any methodological approach that treat these aspects as constitutive for meaning-making in periodicals of all origins and forms. Articles published in periodICON address texts in periodicals not as virtual entities, non-sensory, existing in a temporal and spatial void, but as sensory, concrete, tangible objects, used and experienced by reader-viewer-handlers.

  • Moving the Social

    Moving the Social: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements is an international and peer-reviewed journal rooted in the discipline of history but with an explicit interest in work produced on social affairs and social movements by other disciplines, in particular the social sciences, geography, anthropology and ethnology. It is particularly keen to promote transnational and comparative perspectives on the history of social movements set in a wider context of social history. It appears twice yearly, with one issue on a particular theme and one thematically mixed issue. Each issue includes a comprehensive review article, one of which each year is on recent publications in social movement studies.

    All issues from 1977 onwards have been digitised and can be found online.

    P-ISSN: 2197-0386; E-ISSN: 2197-0394.

    Our journal has a 2011 European Science Foundation rating of INT2 (international with significant visibility) and is listed on and indexed by a variety of platforms and catalogues. We also publish information on the contents of the latest issue in different lists and newsletters.

  • MARE NOSTRUM. Studentische Beiträge zur Mediterranistik

    MARE NOSTRUM is an interdisciplinary e-journal that publishes contributions by young researchers from all areas of scientific Mediterranean studies. In particular, it acts as a publication organ for student papers on the subject area "Mediterranean", which have emerged from thematically relevant courses at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In addition, the journal offers all interested students and scholars a platform for the presentation of their research projects or results which bear reference to the Mediterranean region.

  • Entangled Religions

    Entangled Religions is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal. It deals with encounters between different religious traditions and concomitant processes of transfer in past and present times.

  • GA2

    Kunstgeschichtliches Journal für studentische Forschung und Kritik
    Als erstes studentisch organisiertes Online Journal des kunstgeschichtlichen Institutes der Ruhr-Universität Bochum wagt GA2 den Schritt aus den Vorlesungsräumen in die Öffentlichkeit.

  • IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems

    The IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems is a scholarly journal for timely research papers on cryptographic hardware and security in embedded systems that seeks to combine the benefits of fast conference turnaround with consistent journal reviewing.

  • IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology

    The IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology is a scholarly journal for timely research papers on symmetric cryptology that seeks to combine the benefits of fast conference turnaround with consistent journal reviewing.

  • The International Newsletter of Communist Studies

    The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, existing since 1993, is an information bulletin and online journal dedicated to the various branches of historical and social sciences which are committed to the history of communist movements, ideas and regimes.

  • Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture

    The  Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture (ISSN print 1863-5954; ISSN online 2197-5523) aims to make available to an academic audience around the world scholarly work and original research of high standards in English. JNS is inter- and transdisciplinary and the only academic journal focussing on the humanities and the social sciences which is devoted exclusively to Namibian Studies.

  • Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft - Journal of the Linguistic Society of Germany

    The journal Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft is published by the Linguistic Society of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), providing a forum for research in the language sciences. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that accepts high-quality contributions (regular articles, book reviews and discussion notes on current controversies) from all fields of modern linguistics.


    • General Linguistics
    • Language Typology
    • Language acquisition, language change and synchronic variation
    • Empirical linguistics: experimental and corpus-based research
    • Contributions to theory-building