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DergiPark Project, undertaken by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM, aims at web-based publication of academic journals and the establishment of an online journal management system.

TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM will give hosting service for journals, using OJS, a journal management and publication system. Starting date of the Project is September 2013. DergiPark Project is planned to begin with 100 journals, encompassing all the academic journals published in Turkey in time. The Project, intended to provide service at national level, is expected to evolve into a sound infrastructure to meet various requirements in this field in a short time.

As is known, an automation system is needed for journals to be published. The hosting service offered by ULAKBİM will enable the whole process starting from the submission of an article to its publication to be carried out in electronic environment, with an infrastructure complying with the international standards.

This system will operate actively within TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM. A field name will be designated to each journal publisher, and a “Journal Manager” account will be opened for each. Every journal manager will be responsible for the management and publication for his/her journal. ULAKBİM will be responsible for server security, software update and backup. Thus, the journals published using this system will be ensured to have the infrastructure needed for application to international databases.

As mentioned above, the system to be established in ULAKBİM is a journal management and publication system, not an indexing system such as Turkish Medical Index or DOAJ. One of the important requirements of indexing systems from a journal is the use of a standard infrastructure. OJS provides this infrastructure.