OJS 3 is Here!

August 31st, 2016 by  | 11 Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the release of OJS 3.

This is the most comprehensive software upgrade since we moved from OJS 1.0 to 2.0 way back in 2005. It incorporates a decade of feedback from our users on the community forum, through usability testing, and through thousands of conversations, feature requests, and helpful critiques.

As we approach the milestone of having 10,000 journals actively using OJS as their publishing platform, we believe this new release will significantly enhance their productivity and ease of use, and provide a modern foundation for innovation in online publishing. Check out a summary of the new features here.


For a more detailed overview of what you’ll find in OJS 3, we have published a new guide, Learning OJS 3, where you will find step-by-step instructions for configuring and using this new version. We’re still building out some of the chapters, but it will give you a good idea of how to use the new system.

You can visit this simple demonstration journal we’ve put together to get a sense of how OJS 3 differs from OJS 2.

We’ve also put up a new testdrive journal for you to experiment with, available on the PKP website.

We are also running a free webinar on OJS 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 9am Pacific Time. You are welcome to attend, and can register here.

To stay up to date on ongoing OJS 3 enhancements and new features, visit our community forum, keep an eye on our news blog, sign up for our newsletter (new!),  like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.

Our thanks go out to our sponsors and partners and our community of users, translators, usability testers, and developers whose contributions make our work possible.

Visit the PKP website to http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs_download, and for information on upgrading from previous releases.

Please post any comments, feedback, or bugs to our community forum.


We hope you find OJS 3 helpful for your publishing projects!


11 Comments on "OJS 3 is Here!"

  1. Wow! Finally!!!!

    Thanks guys…. Thanks!!!

    10,000??? Waoh!

  2. Mary Willoughby says:

    It looks like the OJS 3 demo journal (the one you can log-in to and try out) is down. Any idea when this will be available again?


    • Kevin says:

      Thanks for letting us know, Mary. It is now fixed. Lots of people have been in there experimenting.

  3. massoud alshareef says:

    Congadulation to OJS 3 release.

    Thank you THOUSANDS to the PKP team. We have been waiting for this moment for months now. It worth it!

    Greetings from Arabia. اهلا وسهلا بك أوجي اس٣

  4. John Chodacki says:

    Congratulations to the entire PKP team. Long road but well worth it. Looks great!

  5. Favio Florez says:

    Thank you very much, PKP Team.

    The visibility of almost every scholarly journal of Colombia (South America) and the entire region is due to OJS and your constant efforts for keeping it working updated and stable.

    Greetings from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

  6. Thanks to the entire development team.
    Excellent work.

  7. Rudi Heryanto says:

    Congratulations for releasing OJS. Playing around with the demo, it’s amazing. Really like with the xml view.

    Thank you very much for the PKP team.

  8. Dwi Ridho Aulianto says:

    it’s time to migration OJS2 to OJS3 .
    OJS3 display looks more simple and fresh.

  9. Marc Bria says:

    Congratulations for the whole PKP team but specially for Kevin, Nate and Alec for the great work done with the UI/UX and theming improvements.

    Thanks you all crew.

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