OMP - Open Monograph Press

What it is and how it works

Open Monograph Press (OMP) is an open source software platform developed by the Puplic Knowledge Project that allows the management and publication of scholary books.

Designed for online scientific publishing that can be used by institutions and companies operating in the sector such as publishers, public and private research institutes, universities, scientific research foundations.

Like the Open Journal System (OJS) for scientific journals, OMP allows you to manage the editorial workflow for the online publication of monographs and scholary volumes, through a process that includes a peer-review mechanism, content editing, production and publication.

It is also possible to use OMP to create a publishing house website with the publication of the book catalogue, the management of distribution and the activation of online sales tools.

Which are the main features

Using the ONIX standard, OMP meets the metadata requirements of online book retailers (eg Amazon), facilitating the distribution, licensing and any other form of physical and digital publication of books.

OMP offers the editorial team tools to simplify the editing activity, allowing them to organize documents by differentiating stages of the production process and makes possible to create a catalogue that is displayed on the site through an image slider that reproduces the thumbnails of the book covers.

All publications can be downloaded by readers in PDF, ePub or any other electronic format and published with either open access or a commercial license, using a sales and subscription management system integrated into the site.

What services does Archimede offer

We have many years of experience working with open source CMS systems, and specifically with the Open Journal System. That experience has allowed us to continuously update our professional skills in the world of online publishing. With Open  Monograph Press we create complete solutions for publishing monographs online. From building a dedicated site for volume management, to the customization of the design and functionality of the CMS, implementing solutions for online payments integrated into the site. We also provide hosting, installation and operators training services.

We create complete and tailor-made solutions for the management and online publication of monographs and academic books based on peer-reviewing mechanisms.

With Open Monograph Press it is possible to create graphically customized websites that allow publishing houses to manage and publish their books catalog. Customization for example allow to generate thumbnails of volumes covers so to simulate a virtual library in which the user is able to move autonomously.

Using the ONIX standard integrated in OMP we are able to meet all the online retailers technical requirements (such as Amazon) making easy to distribute both physical and online publications.

We offer editorial teams tools that simplify the editorial activity: the peer-reviewed  document will be differentiated according to the different phases of the editorial process and therefore could be managed in a simple and intuitive way.

The OMP online editing tools allow users to get assigned the typical roles of a publishers (author, reviewer, editor, publisher) with functionalities that include online submission, reviewing process management and publication of articles according to the Open Access Initiative (OAI PMH) standard.

The solutions we propose allow users to download publications in different formats, such as PDF and ePub either in open access mode or with payment systems integrated into the website for individual volumes or subscriptions.

In addition to providing dedicated installation and hosting services, we are able to customize both the graphic solution of the CMS and the integrated functions, implementing tailor-made solutions for different editorial needs.

OMP Training

Having many years of experience in e-publishing software, we provide the customer training courses for alle the different figures involved in the editorial process: editorial manager, peer-review manager, draft production staff.