OpenScholar's themes, site hierarchy options, and amazing features make for a fast, easy, and agile website publishing experience.

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Control the look and feel of OpenScholar websites. We work with you to create themes aligned with your school's color palette, logo and brand guidelines.

theme portfolio

Site Hierachy

OpenScholar supports nested parent/child relationships to allow for easy content sharing between sites.

Essential Academic Content

Preconfigured, customizable, reusable apps for: News, Events, Calendaring, Publications, Blogs, FAQs, Slideshows


Publication Engine

Google Scholar

Simple publication creation, a powerful citation engine & publication customization

OpenScholar's publication tool increases citations by automatically distributing publications and working papers to leading citation engines such as Google Scholar, Orcid, PubMed and RePEc.

What our customers ask us

Can third party content be displayed/embedded on OpenScholar?

We provide the ability to embed any of the services listed on’s provider list along with providers that support the oembed protocol. Users can also ask for specific services/domains to be whitelisted so that the content can be embedded and displayed in OpenScholar.  Security and reliability are the priorities when determining the available options.

Read more about Can third party content be displayed/embedded on OpenScholar?

Is OpenScholar responsive?

Yes, the content and formatting design of a full size website will shape-shift automatically to fit the screen-size of a mobile device or tablet. The text, borders, etc are pre-designed to break at specific dimensional collapse points.

Is the platform Accessibility Compliant? To what level of standards? How do you ensure that sites stay Acc Compliant?

Yes, WCAG 2.1. The platform is Accessibility Compliant, however the content that a site-owner puts on his or her OpenScholar website, we cannot vouch for its compliance (for example, no document in a PDF format will be Accessibility Compliant). We can, however, encourage site owners to use certain AC tools like Site Improve that flags elements within the site that are not in compliance.

What do you mean by tagging? By faceted search? Can you show me/give me an example of how this is used?

“Tagging” allows a site administrator to associate a piece of content with a specific term. The term is then leveraged in a way to allow a website visitor to find the type of content they might be looking for or a way for the administrator to better organize their content. In OpenScholar we call this system,i taxonomy.

A faceted taxonomy is the ability to filter even further into the content created. For example, if all Publications were tagged with the country related to the topic of the publication, you can also allow for site visitors to search within the country for a County and then inside the county they could search for a town, etc. This allows the site visitor two more specifically find the content they're looking for.

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