Migration options for OJS - New server

Hi there

I am leading a server replacement project and have identified that the current server that hosts our OJS is nearing end of life. I believe our version is (it says this on our ‘About this Publishing System’ page) but I would need to clarify this.

My questions are;

  1. Is there an online resource or documentation that confirms the migration process?
  2. How do we confirm what version of OJS we are on?
  3. Are there any costs involved?

We would consider a cloud hosted option but we have a very limited budget.

Any help and guidance available would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


Hi @thomjames

I will answer according to the order of your questions.

  1. https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/UPGRADE

  2. You need to log in as admin in your OJS instance and go to:
    Home > User > Site Administration > System Information

  3. If you will use self-hosted solution your cost is only your staff and cloud/dedicated server. OJS is a free and open source software, you don’t need to pay to use it and you can modify and collaborate with Community with code improvements. But if you want someone to conduct migration process you may hire professional services, and this, of course, have costs.

In your case, perhaps you need hire, considering your OJS version can not upgrade directly to OJS 3, your need first upgrade to an intermediate version of OJS 2.4.x, as you can read here:

Israel Cefrin
Public Knowledge Project Team