I’m relatively new to OJS and at the end of last year was trying - without any coding knowledge, experience etc. - to get OJS up and running for a journal previously produced in a fairly ad-hoc manner by a small not-for-profit academic network that I head up. I managed to get most of it done: https://meteohistory.org/ojs/index.php/journal/index
But have been hitting my head against a wall trying to get the last bugs ironed out, and have come to the conclusion that this is way beyond my capabilities.
Therefore - I’ve managed to scrape together a modest budget and am hoping that I can find someone who has experience with the OJS system who can act in a web development capacity and help me get the new platform interface over the line and operational?
The things that need sorting are:
- Upgrade to latest version (currently running, OJS 188.8.131.52, every time I try to install OJS 184.108.40.206 I get stuck in a loop and can’t get the website back up and running)
- Fix bugs that are currently preventing the successful installation of needed plugins (currently getting the error message: The “exec” PHP function has been disabled on your server. Contact your system administrator to enable it. - however my host has confirmed that the PHP exec function has not been disabled)
- Fix bug that is preventing deleting submissions (currently returns error message: An unexpected error has occurred. Please reload the page and try again.)
- Once plug-ins are enabled use QuickSubmit plug in to migrate past issues of the journal (currently PDFs on a separate website) over to the new system.
- Iron out any other bugs emerging and check the workflow/submission process is good to go.
If anyone thinks they have the capability and capacity to take on this work, please let me know. I think for someone with the right skills it shouldn’t be too big a job!