The latest versions of OJS and OCS support interoperability with the popular PayPal online payment system. It will allow you to collect a variety of registration, author submission, donation, and other fees securely and online -- without your users needing to have a PayPal account at all.
To get started, take a look at the document "Using PayPal for OJS and OCS Payments". It outlines the steps required to create a PayPal account and configure OJS and OCS to collect secure online payments.
The PKP Team has created a new document specific to OCS and OJS: The OxS Quick Reference.
This reference document covers common system tasks for both OCS and OJS. It includes instructions on: installing and configuring the software on a server; publishing content; and practicing necessary server administration tasks (making backups, upgrading, troubleshooting, etc.). It also includes additional material useful for developers who are looking to make additions and modifications to the code.
Thanks to the work of contributor Fermin Cueva, OCS 2.0.0-1 is now available in Catalan. Fermin will also be contributing a language pack for OCS 2.1 shortly. OCS language packs can be downloaded from the OCS language page.
The PKP Development Team is pleased to announce the release of OCS 2.1.
OCS 2.1 is a strong follow-up to the release of OCS 2.0, which in turn was a complete rewrite of the established 1.x line of OCS releases. It uses the proven OJS 2.x codebase with numerous additions to the feature sets of both OJS 2.x and OCS 1.x. OCS 2.1 includes many bug fixes and new features:
* Full multilingual support for all applicable metadata
* TinyMCE support
* Contextual help
...and much more.
I'm happy to report another addition to our PKP documentation: Translating OJS and OCS. It's available in HTML and PDF. It covers installing and maintaining language packs for both OJS and OCS, and also covers how to make your own translation.
Thanks to the hard work of Ramón Fonseca, OCS 2.0.0-1 is now available in Portuguese. You can find details and a download link here.
The University of Saskatchewan is using OCS to host its local conferences. This is a great example of PKP software being used to support academic activities across an organization.
They've also done a superb job of matching OCS with the university's "look and feel", and making the different conferences visually unique and appealing.