The RIOJA project has finished, and this website is no longer being updated. The RIOJA toolkit is available here.
The RIOJA project will investigate the overlay of quality assurance onto papers deposited to and stored in eprints repositories. RIOJA is funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee, UK), as part of the Repositories and Preservation Programme. It is led by UCL (University College London), working with a partnership of academic researchers, librarians and repository administrators.
The partner institutions are:
RIOJA will create a tool to support automated interactions between journal software and public repositories. The project will also build a pilot "overlay journal", which will demonstrate interactions between the arXiv subject repository and OJS journal software, facilitated by the RIOJA tool. Additionally, RIOJA will explore some of the social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories. A large-scale survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology will be carried out, and a feasibility study on the costs and sustainability of an overlay journal in this field will be published.
RIOJA runs from 01 March 2007 to 30 June 2008.
For more information, see About RIOJA.