Introducing the PKP Index
The PKP Index is a new database of articles, books, and conference proceedings that have been published using PKP’s free, open source Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Open Conference Systems software applications.
We have developed this service because new journals find it difficult to be included in major indexing services, often having to wait two years or more to demonstrate a consistent publishing record. The PKP Index will provide a simple, low-barrier service to allow publishers using PKP software to showcase their work and demonstrate their value as soon as they have published their first issue, chapter, or proceeding.
Kevin Stranack, PKP’s Community Services and Learning Coordinator stated, “Knowing who is using our software, learning about the valuable work they are doing, and being able to tell others about their accomplishments has been a challenge. Because all of our software is open source, there is no requirement to register. With the PKP Index, we encourage everyone using our software to sign up and help us build a comprehensive list of all the journals, monographs, and conference proceedings using OJS, OMP, and OCS.”
Currently in “beta”, PKP is testing the system with some early adopters, and will open the Index to new users in the next few weeks. If you are interested in adding your content to the PKP Index, register now, and we will contact you as soon as the beta period ends and we are ready to add your metadata.
The PKP Index uses our own free, open source Open Harvester System software, available for download on our web site.
For more information about the PKP Index, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org