New OJS Theme Available

May 22nd, 2018 by  | No Comments

We’re very excited to announce the release of the “Health Science” theme for OJS 3.1.1, freely available to anyone to use or modify for their journal.

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Heidelberg Sprint 2018

May 7th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Heidelberg Sprint 2018

Ready to sprint? We’re getting ready for another PKP sprint, this time in fabulous Heidelberg, Germany. The sprint will run from Thursday, September 20 through Friday, September 21, 2018. We are extremely grateful to our local host, the University of Heidelberg and look forward to meeting more friends from the German OJS network and elsewhere. […]

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OCS Update

May 4th, 2018 by  | 2 Comments

Last year, we published a blog post announcing our decision to cease development on Open Conference Systems for a year while we dedicated our limited resources to Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press development. As that year comes to an end, we have made the decision to continue the freeze for another year.

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GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users

April 30th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users

PKP is happy to release a new guide, GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users. This guide provides advice for users of PKP applications on how to approach the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It provides guidance on how to best configure OJS to be GDPR-compliant, and includes […]

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Open Journal System 3 Examples

April 12th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Open Journal System 3 Examples

The jump from OJS 2 to OJS 3 is a big one, with implications both in terms of technology (planning and executing an upgrade) and training (helping editors learn the new system). Many journals have now made the switch, however, and we wanted to share some examples of the results of their efforts. Congratulations to […]

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Report from the Third OJS-de.net Conference in Berlin

April 9th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

On February 1st and 2nd, 2018 the German speaking OJS community met again for the third OJS-de.net conference in Berlin at Freie Universität. About 70 representatives from various German speaking universities, research institutes and libraries participated. During the first day, a wide range of talks and presentations, mainly focusing on OJS 3 experiences as well […]

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OJS 3.1.1 and OMP 3.1.1 Released

April 5th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

We’re pleased to announce the release of OJS 3.1.1 and OMP 3.1.1. This release includes several important enhancements, including: Improved role sharing for editors, authors, and reviewers Enhanced reviewer selection Improved Submission Library utility Public identifiers for chapters (OMP) Improved subscription support (OJS) Add support for catalog paging (OMP) Support browsing by section, subject and […]

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Enriching OJS/OMP with JavaScript, No Coding Required

March 1st, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Enriching OJS/OMP with JavaScript, No Coding Required

Journals frequently look for ways to make their content and websites more interactive, and the most common way to accomplish this is using Javascript to link the site with outside services. We’ve recently released a general-purpose plugin called the “Custom Header Plugin” to help accomplish this. It’ll replace a variety of single-purpose plugins and allow […]

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Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

February 13th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

PKP and the Heidelberg University Library are pleased to announce the next PKP Sprint will be taking place in Heidelberg, Germany on Sept 20 and 21, 2018. PKP sprints run “unconference” style, typically focusing on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues […]

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German OJS 3 Workshop Report

October 27th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

From  the 5th to 6th of October,  Heidelberg University Library conducted an OJS 3 workshop for developers and technical experts in German-speaking countries. The workshop was organized under the umbrella of the OJS-de.net project, a multi-university, journal publication facilitation and assisting project for German universities, granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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