Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS)

Simple, media-neutral OA publishing with automatic typesetting




media-neutral publishing, e-book production, open source software, open access, automatic typesetting



The project “Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS)” aims to enable small and university publishers to publish easily and media-neutrally in Open Access. The open source software includes a document importer (i.e. for Word documents) and an editor to edit structures and metadata. Using templates, which can either be selected from a pool of existing templates or be created with a template development kit, the design of the exported PDF can be automatically adapted according to the format requirements of the publisher. In addition, e-books in EPUB and HTML format are created quickly and reliably.


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Author Biographies

Konstanze Söllner, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg

Konstanze Söllner is Senior Library Director at the University Library of FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. The university library is gathering the requirements of various publishers in order to incorporate them into the Open Source Academic Publising Suite (OS-APS).

Markus Putnings, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg

Markus Putnings is head of the Open Access Department at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg as well as head of the publishing house FAU University Press. He and Carsten Borchert will be the presenting authors at the conference.

Astrid Hoffmann, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg

Astrid Hoffmann works at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg as a project collaborator for OS-APS.

Anke Berghaus-Sprengel, University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt

Anke Berghaus-Sprengel is Senior Library Director of the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt. From the library team, Daniel Brenn is testing the connection between OS-APS and other open source software such as Open Monograph Press and DSpace.

Carsten Borchert, SciFlow

Carsten Borchert is managing director of SciFlow, which develops OS-APS as an open source software. He and Markus Putnings will be the presenting authors at the conference.

Frederik Eichler, SciFlow

Frederik Eichler works at SciFlow in the area of products and technologies.



2021-10-18 — Updated on 2021-11-05


How to Cite

Söllner, K., Putnings, M., Hoffmann, A., Berghaus-Sprengel, A., Borchert, C., & Eichler, F. (2021). Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS): Simple, media-neutral OA publishing with automatic typesetting. Septentrio Conference Series, (4). (Original work published October 18, 2021)