PKP Announces Long-term Support (LTS) Software Releases

February 15th, 2022 by  | 2 Comments

PKP has accepted a proposal from the Technical Committee to adopt a Long-term Support (LTS) policy in order to help our community run and maintain our software. This decision will help our community of users schedule their upgrades by providing a fixed timeline for major software updates. We encourage anyone who hosts our software to […]

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PKP Enables Diamond Open Access

January 27th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on PKP Enables Diamond Open Access

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), has been, by design and since its inception over two decades ago, developing software that enables scholars from around the world to professionally peer-review and publish their colleagues’ work without charging them or the public to read this work. By creating open source (free) software that distributes the power to […]

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PKP Publishing Services Welcomes OPS Hosted Client: Engineering Archive

January 26th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on PKP Publishing Services Welcomes OPS Hosted Client: Engineering Archive

PKP Publishing Services (PKP|PS) is happy to welcome our first Open Preprint Systems (OPS) hosted client, Engineering Archive (engrXiv). Open Engineering Inc launched engrXiv in 2016 with the mission of openly disseminating engineering knowledge and is now migrating from OSF Preprints, the Centre for Open Science’s preprint service, to OPS, an open-source system developed by […]

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Employment Opportunity: Public Knowledge Project & ScholCommLab Research Assistant 

January 11th, 2022 by  | 2 Comments

Public Knowledge Project & ScholCommLab Research Assistant  Organizations Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and the Scholarly Communications Lab (ScholCommLab) Contact Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, Scientific Director, PKP; Co-Director, ScholCommLab jalperin@sfu.ca Job Title: Research Assistant The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and the Scholarly Communications Lab (ScholCommLab) at Simon Fraser University are looking for a research assistant to […]

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PKP and SciELO Announce Renewed Partnership

December 21st, 2021 by  | 2 Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is honoured to announce that the leading international scholarly publishing platform SciELO has become PKP’s most recent Development Partner. The initial collaboration between the two organizations dates back to 2007. PKP and SciELO have both played vital roles in  supporting the growth and spread of open access publishing. They are global […]

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Location of known journals using PKP’s Open Journal Systems

December 9th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Location of known journals using PKP’s Open Journal Systems

PKP’s software is widely used around the world, but it is only now that we feel confident in stating that Open Journal Systems (OJS) is supporting over 25,000 active journals, collectively publishing up to a million articles per year. Keeping track of this large user community is challenging, but comprehensive and research-based data collection regarding […]

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Introduction to PKP’s Code of Conduct

December 1st, 2021 by  | 1 Comment

                  Introducing PKP’s Code of Conduct  Preamble The PKP Equity and Inclusion team has developed a new Code of Conduct to provide guidance and expectations for behaviour for the entire PKP community. PKP’s Code of Conduct was written to ensure a safe and positive experience for all […]

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PKP is Hiring an Operations Director

November 24th, 2021 by  | 1 Comment

We are excited to announce that PKP is looking for an Operations Director to oversee the long-term success, sustainability and vision of PKP. A somewhat new role, the position will report to the Executive Director of Research Operations of the Office of the Vice President, Research and International (VPRI) as part of PKP’s current transition […]

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Open access journals must be preserved forever

November 4th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Open access journals must be preserved forever

PKP is delighted, on this World Preservation Day, to share an important update on Project JASPER, our partnership with DOAJ, Internet Archive, CLOCKSS and Keepers Registry. We initiated Project JASPER a year ago with an express goal to preserve no-fee journal content all over the world – much of which is published on Open Journal Systems. […]

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Open Access for the non-English-speaking World

November 2nd, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Open Access for the non-English-speaking World

Open access is not only about barrier-free access to research by readers, it’s also about barrier-free access by researchers to publishing their research. Barriers to researchers publishing can include high author payment charges (APCs), lack of support to write and publish in one’s native language or about one’s local context, and lack of access to […]

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