UAB Sprint 2019

  • Published on October 2nd, 2019
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The following sprint takes place in advance of the 7th International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference (PKP 2019). For more information, including conference registration, visit  Venue TBA Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain Schedule* *Preliminary, subject to change. All posted meals/breaks, including dinner on Day 1, are included. Monday, November 18, 2019 […]

Thank you Pittsburgh! Summer Sprint Highlights

  • Published on August 29th, 2019
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Summer is almost over north of the equator, but before it’s gone, a shout-out to our friends at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System (ULS) team. On July 29-31, 2019, ULS hosted their first PKP sprint. The free, three-day event was attended by 17 participants comprised of PKP community members and staff. Sprinters took […]

Sprint Report #6: Enhanced Editorial Reports

Internal statistics in OJS are crucial to improve editorial workflow management. These metrics (e.g., the number of submissions in the system, average time to review, acceptance rates, etc.) support internal evaluations, facilitate account reporting to funding agencies, and enable users to report on a journal’s readership and editorial performance. In short, they allow journals to […]

SFU Sprint Report #5: UI/UX

Over the past few sprints, UI/UX (user interface and user experience) has become an increasingly important and popular topic. Our SFU Sprint in May 2019 was no different. At this event, a team was formed to look at UI/UX issues, specifically, the manuscript submission workflow in the yet-to-be-released OJS 3.2. To learn more, we chatted […]

SFU Sprint Report #4: Crossref Integration

  • Published on June 17th, 2019
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At the SFU Sprint in Vancouver last month, a small group of Crossref staff, PKP staff, and some library community members met to review the latest OJS (3.1.2) Crossref plugin. Just ten days prior, PKP and Crossref had a meeting to discuss the formation of a working group that would help address some of the […]

SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

  • Published on June 13th, 2019
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Open Journal Systems (OJS 3) has been translated into 28 languages. Used by more than 90 countries around the world, it truly is an international system. Translation has – and continues to be – of utmost importance. Here we rely heavily on our community for support. At our SFU Sprint in May 2019, one team […]

SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

  • Published on May 31st, 2019
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Motivated by upcoming legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario, our second SFU Sprint report comes from our accessibility group. Sprinters set the bar high and completed two very important projects: (1) a roadmap to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA accessibility of the OJS platform; and (2) a draft module for […]

SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

  • Published on May 29th, 2019
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Our first report from the SFU Sprint May 6-7, 2019 covers three topics, all related to OJS documentation: email templates, plugins, and upgrading. As an affiliated event with the Library Publishing Forum, we welcomed a large number of library professionals to the table, many seeking to work on non-technical projects. Documentation was by far one […]

One Sprint Down, Two More to Go

  • Published on May 16th, 2019
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Sunshine. Waterfront views. And great ideas. Our first sprint of 2019 has come and gone, with more than 10 projects completed over the course of two days. Of these projects, about two thirds were non-technical, proving you don’t need to know how to code to sprint with PKP. The best part, as always: sprints make […]

We’re going to Pittsburgh! PGH Sprint 2019

  • Published on April 17th, 2019
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There really is something “mighty” about Pittsburgh (PGH). While the city advertises sports teams, history, and architecture as its main attractions, we have a slightly different reason to celebrate, and visit, this “Mighty. Beautiful.” town.