New preprint analyzing the 25,000+ journals that use PKP’s OJS!

September 16th, 2022 by  | No Comments

If you are interested in Open Journal Systems (OJS), scholarly publishing, and social justice, you will definitely want to check out this latest preprint article, “Recalibrating the Scope of Scholarly Publishing: A Modest Step in a Vast Decolonization Process”. 

In it, you will discover that there are over 25,000 (yes, twenty-five thousand!) OJS journals that “have published 5.8 million items and represent 136 countries, with 79.9 percent publishing in the Global South and 84.2 percent following the OA diamond model (charging neither reader nor author).” 

Co-authors Saurabh Khanna (Stanford U), Jon Ball (Stanford U), Juan Pablo Alperin (SFU), and John Willinsky (Stanford U) have developed a deeper understanding of the global OJS community than ever before and show the impact that decentralized open source software can have on bringing about meaningful change in the scholarly publishing environment.

By studying country and region, language, discipline, indexing and citation, the authors have been able to show how the assumed centre of scholarly communication is being challenged.   

You can find a copy of the article on the SciELO Preprints server, which also uses PKP’s Open Preprint Systems (OPS) software.

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