Organizational Structure Board Editorial teams

  1. Executive Committee 

Editorial teams


Dahir Alasow
Email: [email protected]


Sarah Abdi

Email: [email protected]


Ali Hashi Adan
Email: [email protected]

Editorial teams

OpenEdition ASOJ offers editorial teams the infrastructure and skills they need to oversee the digital publishing process from start to finish. The platform hosts and enriches your texts free of charge and also provides tools and training related to digital publishing.

Each ASOJ has its own customizable site, which is indexed in the OpenEdition Journalists catalogue as well as in university catalogues. ASOJ benefit from a range of features including content structuring, article citability, long-term access to data, interoperability with other systems, targeted referencing, access to downloadable formats, etc.

ASOJ can choose from several distribution policies, some of which have a commercial element. Asoj can be published in both print and digital formats, or choose to be an exclusively digital publication. To join OpenEdition ASOJ, a journalists must meet the international standards of academic digital publishing.

A step-by-step guide to publishing on OpenEdition ASOJ

Joining OpenEdition Journalists
The Journalists team submits an application to join OpenEdition ASOJ and makes ​​an inventory of its articles' computer files. Its application is examined by OpenEdition’s academic board and in some cases, by an external expert.

Preparing the website and texts
The ASOJ team receives training on digital publishing and using Lodel. It receives personalized support from a designated member of OpenEdition’s editorial team, learns to upload texts and gets its website ready. Data is available at all times and is backed up on a daily basis.

Ongoing editorial and technical support
Once the website has been launched, the ASOJ team continues to receive editorial advice and technical support. The Asoj’s website is automatically updated and benefits from all new features developed by OpenEdition. The ASOJ may request editorial changes for its website and these can be quickly implemented.