Announcing: Reflections and Directions After PKP’s First Two Decades

March 19th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to share our reflections on a community consultation process that saw us receive feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including scholarly communications experts and past, present, and potential users of PKP software and services. The community consultation was led by the consulting firm BlueSky to BluePrint, with its principal, Nancy Maron, with the support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

The report presents both the opportunities and challenges that PKP faces as an academic-led project trying to bring open source and community-based solutions for scholarly communications and open access. It also outlines the actions that PKP intends to take as it continues to operate in three main areas:

  • Open Source Software;
  • Research, education and advocacy; and
  • PKP Publishing Services.

As the report explains, PKP is committed to bringing its activities in these areas together in ways that reinforce each other and are philosophically coherent and consistent with the principles that underlie the open access community.

The report and links can all be found here:
BlueSky to BluePrint’s report can be found here:

We welcome your thoughts and comments!

One Comment on "Announcing: Reflections and Directions After PKP’s First Two Decades"

  1. PKP-OJS has allowed more than 3,000 journals in our region (Latin America) manage the editorial process online and improve the visibility and interoperability of journals with general and academic search engines, and with Latin American and international indexing systems.

    Universities such as those of Sao Paulo in Brazil, UNAM in Mexico and the University of Chile have each organized their collections of more than 100 journals with OJS.

    CLACSO – academic network that brings together 624 research centers in 48 countries- congratulates PKP for its first 20 years and invites those who are currently users of PKP software, or in some way are part of the academic communications systems, to read the report and share comments and proposals that will help PKP be better prepared for open scholarly communications challenges in the coming years.

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