I'm looking for solutions to help modernizing the publication of a scientific journal on the web. Since 2004 we are using a simple but cumbersome method of publication, by crafting html/css files from templates, with a bit of php/mysql to maintain the authors' database. We now have the opportunity (time and server access) to upgrade the hosting software system.
We (extensively) tried OpenJournalSystems, but it's too comprehensive and cumbersome for us, we have a simpler paper review and publication process. I haven't found any other solution like OJS that's also free and open source (the journal is open access).
As of today, I'm envisaging two types of solutions :
- a classic CMS (like wordpress) with a "journal" theme (like Annotum ?)
- a handmade PHP/MySQL system using a PHP Framework (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, ...).
Anyone has some experience to share ?