Subscribing to Open Access for Research and Scholarship

January 13th, 2017 by  | No Comments

Open access subscriptions? Check out John’s latest column on Slaw.ca using historical analysis to point the way to a future alternative: Among those of trying to imagine an alternative economic arrangement for scholarly publishing that will result in public access to research and scholarship, the journal subscription has become seemingly immovable impediment to the wider […]

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Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

January 11th, 2017 by  | No Comments

PKP is partnering with the Educopia Institute and others in the Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project to create educational materials to support library-based publishers. Applications are now being accepted to develop content in the areas of Policy, Content, Impact, or Sustainability. We believe this project will make a significant contribution to advancing […]

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The Year in Review

December 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on The Year in Review

2016 has been a big year for the Public Knowledge Project, with the release of major new versions of both OMP and OJS, a new development partner, new grants, and much more. In this first edition of the PKP Newsletter, we’re highlighting some of those achievements. These accomplishments would not have been possible without an […]

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OJS Turns 15

December 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS Turns 15

2016 has been an important year for the Public Knowledge Project, with the release of OJS 3.0 and OMP 1.2, receiving the SSHRC Impact Award, sprints in Montreal and Fredericton, being part of the successful application by Erudit for the CFI Cyberinfrastructure grant, the launch of the PKP Index and PKP LOCKSS Network, and OJS […]

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OJS Reaches 10,000

December 15th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

We are very pleased to announce that PKP’s Open Journal Systems is now being used by more than 10,000 active journals around the world. This makes OJS the leading online publishing platform, with more active titles than any other provider, including the major commercial publishers.

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PKP Joins OASPA

November 29th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

PKP is very happy to announce that we have recently become members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), under their “Other Organization” category, alongside such good friends as DOAJ, INASP, Knowledge Unlatched, SciELO, SPARC Europe, and others. We felt that it was important to join OASPA because of the critical work they do […]

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John Willinsky Receives Connection Award from SSHRC

November 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on John Willinsky Receives Connection Award from SSHRC

We are delighted to announce that Dr. John Willinsky, PKP Director, Professor in the SFU Publishing Program, and Khosla Family Professor at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, has received the Connection Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of Canada’s major national funding agencies.

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

November 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

The participants in the Theming and Documentation group at the Fall 2016 PKP Sprint at the University of New Brunswick included: Carola Fanselow, Michael Felczak, Vanessa Gabler, Roger Gillis, Mike Nason, Kaitlin Newson, Kevin Stranack, Marco Tullney, and Nate Wright. Thanks to all of them for their work! The goals identified by the group included […]

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Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

November 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

With the launch of OMP 1.2 (April 2016) and OJS 3.0 (August 2016) behind us, we are making plans for future releases, and the associated functionality that will be included with each new one. You can see a detailed list of releases and issues on our github milestones page. We are also planning to continue […]

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Free Webinar: OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice

November 10th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

The latest webinar from the Library Publishing Coalition is OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice, featuring Judith Barnsby from the DOAJ. The webinar will be of interest to anyone wanting to get their open access journal indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and reviews the requirements for inclusion in DOAJ, […]

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