As part of the activities scheduled for the International Open Access Week, from October 21 to 27, the software for the import/export of Marcalyc-AmeliCA XML to OJS was presented, a development by Redalyc and AmeliCA.
The software for the import / export of Marcalyc / AmeliCA XML to OJS allows, from the XML tagging, to automatically generate PDF, ePUB, HTML files and export them with a couple of clicks to OJS, reducing costs and time to support Open Access journals without APC.
The presentation was attended by Dr. Eduardo Aguado-López, Dr. Arianna Becerril-García, Fernando Rodríguez Contreras and, as a special guest, Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, from PKP.
After a brief introduction by Dr. Eduardo Aguado, Director of Redalyc, where he returned to the main question of the International Open Access Week: “Open to whom?”, linking it with the activities that – in favor of the non-profit Open Access ecosystem – have been carried out in both Redalyc and AmeliCA. Dr. Arianna Becerril, Executive Director of the Network of Scientific Journals, took the floor and pointed out the multiple advantages that the use of this software will bring to the editorial teams as he, remembered, the use of this plug-in for OJS, allows, from the XML tagging, to automatically generate PDF, ePUB, HTML files and export them with a couple of clicks to OJS, reducing costs and time to support Open Access journals without APC, up to 80%, which makes the editorial management of journals that share the non-profit publishing model sustainable to preserve the academic and open nature of the scientific communication.
Towards the middle part of the presentation, Fernando Rodríguez Contreras, Executive Coordinator of Redalyc, shared a specific explanation about the configuration process of the OJS platform to make possible the execution of the software for the import/export of Marcalyc / AmeliCA XML to OJS. He also recalled that both Marcalyc and AmeliCA XML already have the user manual for this software.
Later, the special guest, Juan Pablo Alperin, a member of the PKP, pointed out that “With this development, we are thinking about the complete ecosystem of non-profit open access” Finally, Dr. Becerril shared with the attendees that the software for the import / export of Marcalyc-AmeliCA XML to OJS is still under development.