French National Fund for Open Science Supports PKP SCOSS Campaign

March 10th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on French National Fund for Open Science Supports PKP SCOSS Campaign

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is honoured at the receipt of a major pledge, part of the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services’ (SCOSS) second funding cycle. The French National Fund for Open Science (FNSO) announced today its support for PKP in the amount of €75,000 over three years (10% of our target amount […]

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The Road to Preprints (Part 2): SciELO’s Preprint Server

March 3rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on The Road to Preprints (Part 2): SciELO’s Preprint Server

Our preprints story continues with a guest post by SciELO. In addition to seed funding to make Open Preprint Systems (OPS) possible, SciELO is working closely with the PKP team to make sure that the software is developed and maintained following state-of-the-art best practices and that its features satisfy the needs of a diverse community. 

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OJS/OMP 3.2 + OPS Beta Now Available for Download

February 28th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OJS/OMP 3.2 + OPS Beta Now Available for Download

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest major releases. Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) 3.2 are now available to download. With this release we are also launching a new addition to the PKP software suite, Open Preprint Systems (OPS), in beta. 

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Fair Use, Worth Celebrating – But Open Access Needs Copyright Reform

February 26th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Fair Use, Worth Celebrating – But Open Access Needs Copyright Reform

“It no longer makes sense to seek further manipulation of fair use’s legal concessions and the trade-offs of open access policies. It is time, rather, to amend the law.” John Willinsky

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The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems

February 24th, 2020 by  | 1 Comment

Our story begins in February 2017 when SciELO first announced their quest for a preprint server. Like many circa 2016, SciELO was coming around to the idea that preprints could and would serve an important part in their strategy for open science. But despite a clear vision and path to get there, SciELO was missing […]

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DIG Report – Winter 2020

January 30th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on DIG Report – Winter 2020

Since the last Documentation Interest Group (DIG) update, PKP contributors have been very busy. Kaitlin Newson (Chair, PKP Members Committee and DIG) filled us in with “What’s New with Documentation?” at the PKP conference in Barcelona on November 21, 2019, highlighting several new resources on the PKP Docs Hub. In this report, we’ll recap what […]

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Where’s OJS/OMP 3.2? Release Q & A

January 27th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Where’s OJS/OMP 3.2? Release Q & A

In September 2019, we announced a code freeze leading up to the release of OJS/OMP 3.2 in what we hoped would be January 2020. Between holding an international conference, the December holidays, and some exciting new advancements, we admittedly got a bit off schedule. We now expect to have this major release completed for the […]

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Introducing Weblate, A New Path for OJS/OMP Translations

January 22nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Introducing Weblate, A New Path for OJS/OMP Translations

How does software, created nearly twenty years ago at a university in Canada, become one of the world’s most widely used journal publishing platforms? Being free and open source hasn’t hurt the success of Open Journal Systems (OJS), but another major factor has been, and continues to be, the countless volunteers who have translated our […]

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PKP 2019 Conference Recap

January 16th, 2020 by  | 1 Comment

The PKP 2019 International Scholarly Publishing Conference was held November 20-22, 2019 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Attended by more than 150 community members from around the world, we’ve enjoyed since then hearing post-conference reflections about the six workshops, five keynotes, and more than 30 presentations that took place.

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PKP Selected for SCOSS’ Second Funding Cycle

December 5th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on PKP Selected for SCOSS’ Second Funding Cycle

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has launched its second funding cycle. We are pleased to announce that PKP is one of three vetted services – along with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)/Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) and OpenCitations – that has been selected and presented to the […]

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