Export journal settings


Is there a way to export all settings from a journal and import them into a new instance of ojs?
I am not managing to use the native xml import/export plugin, and I think that’s because there might be differences between the journals in two instances.

I am trying to upgrade from to Because there doesn’t seem to simply be a patch, I am trying to find a workflow to import journals from one instance to the other.



Actually, I would be keen to go beyond I gave a try to the docker install, which for some reason is using that version. I hadn’t realised there was a newer version. I am guessing there will be more issues with porting to more recent versions.

Any advice much appreciated :slight_smile:

Hi @eroesch,

Is there a reason you’re not using the upgrade tools? If you’re just looking to upgrade to a new OJS, that’s the best way to do it. Other approaches (e.g. import/export) will not include all data.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team