PKP Roundup – April 11

April 12th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Curious what the PKP team has been working on this week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. OJS Stable line (2.4.x): OJS 2.4.4. is scheduled for release in the next two weeks: work is being done on making sure all translations are in place and that all new additions and […]

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PKP Roundup

Curious what the PKP team has been working on last week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. OJS Stable line (2.4.x): OJS 2.4.4. is scheduled for release soon: work is being done on some recommended patches that came out of our latest development sprint, and we are in the process […]

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PKP Donation Drive

April 3rd, 2014 by  | No Comments

Like all successful open-source software projects, PKP relies heavily on its community of users to participate and contribute in a variety of ways. Our activities would not be possible without the continued support from all of our users. They ensure that our software, including Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems, and Open Monograph Press, continues […]

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PKP Sprint

March 28th, 2014 by  | 1 Comment

We recently held our first (but certainly not our last) in-person sprint development session, on March 9-10, 2014, bringing PKP’s developers and outside contributors together to build shared experience working intensively on a limited agenda. The sprint was a lightweight unconference-style event, with a focus on outcomes that could be achieved within the limits of […]

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New PKP School Courses

March 11th, 2014 by  | 1 Comment

The PKP School continues to grow! With financial support from INASP and USAID, we’ve added a new financial module to the Becoming an Editors course (, and two new courses: Writing for Publication  and Becoming a Reviewer. Both courses are aimed at new scholars and scientists, and not only provide assistance in using OJS in their roles as authors and reviewers, but also help […]

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OpenEdition: PKP’s first European sponsor

February 21st, 2014 by  | No Comments

We are very proud to announce our first European sponsor: OpenEdition. OpenEdition “is proud to support [PKP, and] thereby contribute to the development of open source solutions for digital publishing. This partnership demonstrates the shared vision of OpenEdition and PKP to promote open access academic and scientific publishing by providing innovative and scalable professional solutions.” […]

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Dataverse plugin release

February 17th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is excited to announce the first public release of the Dataverse Network plugin for Open Journal Systems 2.3+. This plugin has been developed by PKP in collaboration with Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, with support from the Sloan Foundation, and an earlier version was demonstrated at the 2013 PKP conference […]

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PKP January 2014 Newsletter

February 3rd, 2014 by  | 3 Comments

With the new year well underway (and we hope it has been a good one for everyone so far!), we present the latest issue of the PKP newsletter, with an overview of developments during the last quarter of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. In this issue you will find news about the release of […]

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Fidus Writer and Open Journal Systems Integration

January 20th, 2014 by  | 1 Comment

For the past two months, PKP’s technical architect and lead developer Alec Smecher and Takuto Kojima from the Fidus Writer team have worked on integrating Fidus Writer and OJS, and a prototype has just been developed. In an interview on Fidus Writer’s website, Alec and Takuto tell us what this means, how far they came […]

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OJS Publishing Statistics

January 15th, 2014 by  | No Comments

In the past, we’ve tracked basic OJS installations and titles, but we’re now expanding our understanding of how much content our journals are publishing. In order to provide a better sense of how OJS is being used for journal publishing, we have developed graphs and maps focused specifically on journals that publish at least 10 […]

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