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:


  • Journal for Language and Literature Learning and Didactics of German

    Die Zeitschrift für Sprachlich-Literarisches Lernen und Deutschdidaktik (SLLD-Z) ist eine double-blind-begutachtete, wissenschaftliche Open-Access-Fachzeitschrift. Sie publiziert neue theoretisch-konzeptionelle Arbeiten, empirische Untersuchungen und historisch orientierte Forschungsbeiträge zu sprachlichen, literarischen und medialen Erwerbs- und Vermittlungsprozessen in formellen und informellen Bildungskontexten. Diese werden ergänzt durch Überblicksberichte über einzelne Forschungsfelder und Tagungsberichte. Durch die Aufnahme interdisziplinärer und internationaler Beiträge sowie die Offenheit gegenüber verschiedenen theoretischen und methodologischen Forschungstraditionen wird der Anschluss an wissenschaftliche Entwicklungen auch jenseits der Deutschdidaktik gesucht.

    English translation will follow soon. 

  • 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 have recently been digitised and can be found online, with the latest issues being only available to subscribers.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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