PKP 2019 Five Reasons Why: #1 Software

August 7th, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

There are many reasons why you should join us in Barcelona this November for PKP 2019, our Seventh International Scholarly Publishing Conference. There are the obvious reasons, such as our low conference rates and stellar lineup of keynote speakers, but if those aren’t enough to convince you, we’ve got five more reasons why you should […]

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Missed our AGM? Recording and Annual Report Now Available

July 31st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Missed our AGM? Recording and Annual Report Now Available

On July 25, 2019 we invited the PKP community-at-large to join us in a one hour virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you weren’t able to attend, or are just curious about who we are and what we do, check out our AGM recording and, hot off the (virtual) press, our 2018 Annual Report.

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Be the Early Bird! Register Now for PKP 2019

July 26th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Be the Early Bird! Register Now for PKP 2019

Early registration is now open for PKP 2019, our Seventh International Scholarly Publishing Conference November 20-22, 2019 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). We’re very excited for this year’s conference, which is shaping up to be an exciting week of events in beautiful Barcelona.

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You are invited. PKP 2019 Virtual AGM

July 9th, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

Mark your calendars! The PKP 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This free, online event is open to everyone. Meet our team, find out what we’ve been up to, and get a sneak peak at OJS coming attractions.

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4Science Joins PKP Strategic Partners

July 3rd, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce that 4Science, part of the Itway Group, has joined PKP as a strategic partner. Though not a new friendship, we are thrilled to formalize this partnership. Increased collaboration and sharing will enable us to better serve OJS communities around the world.

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Sprint Report #6: Enhanced Editorial Reports

June 28th, 2019 by  | 2 Comments

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 […]

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SFU Sprint Report #5: UI/UX

June 20th, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

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 […]

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SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

June 13th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

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 […]

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SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

May 31st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

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 […]

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SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

May 29th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

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 […]

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