The Future of OCS

March 6th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

We first released Open Conference Systems way back in 2006, just in time for our very first PKP Conference. It was based on OJS 2, with some additional conference-specific functionality (e.g., registrations, scheduling, etc.). Since that time, most of our limited resources have been focused on strengthening OJS, by far our more popular application, and […]

read more →
Tags:



Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

February 8th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

Instructors around the world are increasingly making use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to save students money and to enhance learning outcomes. PKP is a strong supporter of the OER movement and our OJS and OMP applications play an important role by providing open source software for anyone, anywhere to create openly licensed scholarly journals […]

read more →

Regarding “Open Journal Systems Hacking Epidemic and Solutions”

January 30th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

A recent wave of spam email was sent to many members of the OJS community suggesting that OJS is insecure and that only the spammer’s product, which is not affiliated in any way with PKP, could prevent hacking. Just to be clear, our software has been and continues to be secure without the use of […]

read more →

PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals Now Open!

January 26th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec on August 2, 3, and 4, 2017. The conference will co-hosted by our friends at Érudit, and will take place at the Université de Montréal. Montreal is Canada’s second […]

read more →

Finnish Scholarly Journals Online Launches

January 24th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has launched its new Finnish Scholarly Journals Online platform, a national portal for the best of Finnish scholarship. The site currently features 35 journals covering a broad range of topics, and includes archives going back multiple years. We are pleased that they chose to use OJS 3.0, the latest version […]

read more →

PKP Joins HIRMEOS Project Advisory Board

January 23rd, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

PKP is pleased to have been invited to join the Advisory Board for the HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure) Project. Funded by the European Commission, the project will improve five important open access monograph publishing platforms in the SSH and enhance their technical capacities and services, rendering technologies, […]

read more →

Subscribing to Open Access for Research and Scholarship

January 13th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Subscribing to Open Access for Research and Scholarship

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 […]

read more →

Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

January 11th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

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 […]

read more →

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 […]

read more →

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 […]

read more →
Tags: