Using Open Journal Systems (OJS) for a podcast series

Personal experiences from the host of Open Science Talk




Podcast, Open Journal Systems, OJS, open access, open science, advocacy


The podcast series Open Science Talk published its first issue in September 2018. Since the beginning, it has been published on the audio platform SoundCloud. Since January 2020, however, the Open Journal Systems (OJS) installation of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Septentrio Academic Publishing, has been used to publish the same content. In this case study article, the current host of the Open Science Talk series discusses what benefits it gives to publish on a platform tailor-made for academic content in addition to the podcast ecosystem represented by SoundCloud and its API.


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Author Biography

Per Pippin Aspaas, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Per Pippin Aspaas is head of Library Research and Publishing Support at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Since 2022, he is the host of the Open Science Talk podcast series.


Brekke, C. & Aspaas, P.P. (2022) “An Institutional Rights Retention Strategy”, Open Science Talk, 40. DOI:

Cook, I.M. (2023) “The future of scholarly podcasting can still be whatever we want it to be”, LSE Impact Blog, 14 June 2023.

Høydalsvik, S. & Lieungh, E. (2018) “What is Open Science?”, Open Science Talk, 1. DOI:

Lieungh, E. (2020) “Åpen vitenskap og digital formidling”, in UiT goes open: Et festlig skrift til Stein Høydalsvik, edited by P.P. Aspaas, A. Ekanger & J. Raade. Ravnetrykk, 39. DOI:

Longva, L., Conzett, P. & Aspaas, P.P. (2022) “”, Open Science Talk, 42. DOI:

Mitchell, D. & Aspaas, P.P. (2022) “A Short Introduction to DOAJ”, Open Science Talk, 47. DOI:

Proudman, V., Treadway, J., Melinščak Zlodi, I., & Aspaas, P. P. (2024) “Rights Retention Policies: a SPARC Europe report”, Open Science Talk, 54). DOI:

Tennant, J. & Lieungh, E. (2018) “The Future of Open Science”, Open Science Talk, 11. DOI:

Veldman, S., van Dijk, A. & Aspaas, P.P. “Brill and Open Access”, Open Science Talk, 50. DOI:




How to Cite

Aspaas, Per Pippin. 2024. “Using Open Journal Systems (OJS) for a podcast series: Personal experiences from the host of Open Science Talk”. Nordic Perspectives on Open Science 9 (June):1–15.



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