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How to check OJS version

Many of the OJS users ask about how to easily find out which version of OJS is used by their journal or other journals used by other publishers.

This method is very easy to do.
There are at least two methods to see which version of the OJS that you are currently using.

1. By looking at the source code from the OJS page
With this method you don’t have to log in to your OJS as an administrator or this method can be used even you don’t have an account on the OJS system that you wanted to check.
Visit the OJS journal site then press the Ctrl + U key combination on your keyboard (make sure you are using a PC when doing this method). This method will display a lot of code on the OJS index page then you can press the Ctrl + S key combination and type “generator” without quotes


 2. By looking at the System Information
In this way, you are required to have an account as an administrator and log into OJS then access the System menu

Access the System Information Link :

By this method, you can check the complete information about your OJS version including the history of the update that has done to the OJS.


3. By using the Linux command
This way you should have ssh access to your ojs. This method will check all versions of the code and database version. First, you need to enter the directory of your OJS on your server then you can type this command :

php tools/upgrade.php check


That’s it, thank you for reading our post.
Let me know any method you know in the comment and let others know if you find any others method 🙂



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