OJS Security Analysis Issues, Reasons, and Possible Solutions

Keywords: OJS, Security, Open journal software, Open journal systems, Defacement, Security issues


Open Journal Systems (OJS), a modern era Publishing tool for authors, reviewers and editors have gained a lot of popularity in the recent times as this software is available free for use on web and publishes journal online. While this tool empowers its user to validate, support, control, track publications, etc, at the same time its wide user base has raised few concerns about data security. This article deals with security issues that may arise from the use of this web-based journal management and publishing software by the author and also suggests measures/precautions on how to minimise the possible risk related to data security based on author experience in certain situations. For this, the author has adopted a methodology that synchronises reviewed research papers with thoughts gained by reading various blogs and documentation and doing analysis of same. With this contribution from the author, the user is expected to benefit from the implementation of suggestive guidance/approach as prescribed in this article to overcome similar issues, which may be faced by some users. The author has endeavored to express the associated security issues, recommend solutions and security steps to be followed while using the OJS in certain situations.

How to Cite
Verma, L. (2021). OJS Security Analysis Issues, Reasons, and Possible Solutions. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(5), 391-396. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.41.5.15975
Research Paper