Heidelberg Sprint 2018

September 17th, 2018 by  | No Comments

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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Announcing the PKP Documentation Hub

August 10th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Announcing the PKP Documentation Hub

At the PKP Code Sprint in 2017, a group of PKP community members/supporters created a report on PKP’s myriad documentation. As our software had grown over ~20 years, so too had our solutions for platform- and task-specific documentation. By the end of the sprint, the group identified redundant and deprecated documentation for outdated versions of […]

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5 Steps to OJS 3: Upgrade Planning for Service Providers

July 11th, 2018 by  | 2 Comments

We’ve recently been asked for advice on how to best plan for upgrading to OJS 3. OJS 3 is a significant upgrade from the old OJS 2.x line, which means you will need to do some careful planning with your editors to ensure a smooth process. In many ways, the changes are more human resources […]

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Introducing iThenticate support for OJS 3/OMP

June 26th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Introducing iThenticate support for OJS 3/OMP

PKP is pleased to announce an OJS 3.x/OMP plugin supporting iThenticate for plagiarism detection in submission files. Remember that you will first need to register for an account with iThenticate, which is a separate service from PKP. Once you have that, you can follow the steps below to get it working in OJS or OMP.

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XSS Vulnerability Detected

June 22nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on XSS Vulnerability Detected

OJS and OMP users: a reflected XSS vulnerability was reported to us affecting OJS 3.0.0 to 3.1.1-1 (inclusive) and OMP 1.2.0 to 3.1.1-2 (inclusive). The risk is not huge, but it is worth patching/upgrading. Latest releases are OK. Instructions at: https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca/t/xss-vulnerability-alert/ Please post any questions to the linked forum entry and someone will get back […]

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New OJS Theme Available

May 22nd, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

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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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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