Here we go! What’s planned for 3.4

April 28th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Here we go! What’s planned for 3.4

Since the release of OJS/OMP/OPS 3.3, we’ve been hard at work planning our next major release. In this post, I’ll kick off our 3.4 development cycle by sharing our plans for the next six months, including major work on email notifications, DOIs, accessibility, and code modernization.

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Building for Stability in OJS/OMP/OPS 3.3

February 26th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Building for Stability in OJS/OMP/OPS 3.3

This month we released OJS/OMP/OPS 3.3. These release packages were in development for nearly a year and represent a major step forward in our efforts to modernize the codebase and improve our release process. In this post, I’ll describe some of the key changes we’re making to the way we build software and how that […]

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Release Notebook for OJS/OMP 3.2 Now Available

February 11th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Release Notebook for OJS/OMP 3.2 Now Available

The release of OJS/OMP 3.2 is right around the corner. If your institution has written custom themes or plugins, your technical staff may need to make changes to the code which runs your journals and presses before you update.

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Introducing PKP Developer Docs

June 6th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Introducing PKP Developer Docs

Are you a software developer using OJS and/or OMP? Need help building themes, writing plugins, or developing new features? If so, help has arrived. PKP is excited to announce the launch of our Developer Documentation (aka Developer Docs). This new site is part of the PKP Docs Hub, our home for all PKP user guides. […]

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Better submission discovery and tracking for editors in OJS 3.1

October 25th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Better submission discovery and tracking for editors in OJS 3.1

OJS version 3.1 introduces improvements to the submissions list to help editors and journal managers quickly find and track submissions. These changes allow you to filter submissions by stage, status or section, and quickly search for a submission by title, author name or submission ID. The video below provides a quick introduction to some of […]

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Announcing a new OJS 3 theme and expanded theming documentation

February 14th, 2017 by  | 11 Comments

OJS 3.0 supports a powerful templating engine that allows well-resourced organisations to produce professional, highly-tailored publishing platforms, like this example from The Finnish Scholarly Journals Online. But we’re always working to make it easier for journals of all sizes to publish an online site that fits their needs.

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Bootstrap Theme for OJS 3

September 2nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Bootstrap Theme for OJS 3

Now that OJS 3 is available I’ve prepared version 1.0 of the community-organised Bootstrap 3 theme. You can download the theme and read the installation instructions. You can see it in action on our Demonstration Journal. What is it? Bootstrap 3 is a popular HTML/CSS/JavaScript framework for building websites. The Bootstrap 3 theme is a […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Building themes for everyone with Bootstrap

May 5th, 2016 by  | 3 Comments

The theming and design group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal made significant progress towards a Bootstrap-based theme for OJS 3. Their efforts over the two-day sprint laid the groundwork for a simplified approach to rapidly styling OJS 3 that will make hundreds of potential themes an affordable future for OJS. By building on […]

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An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

January 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

When we redesigned the OJS/OMP backend, we introduced a separation between the frontend and the backend which should make customizing the frontend a lot easier. In this post, I’ll introduce you to some of those changes and what they mean for the future of theming our software.

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A fresh look for OMP 1.2 and OJS 3.0

December 8th, 2015 by  | 5 Comments

When we redesigned the OJS 3.0 backend in time for the beta release, we had to rush out a frontend. We’ve now had a chance to revisit the reader interface, think about the wide variety of use-cases we need to support, and put together something we’re pretty happy with. In this post I’ll give you […]

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