The Future of OCS

March 6th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

We first released Open Conference Systems way back in 2006, just in time for our very first PKP Conference. It was based on OJS 2, with some additional conference-specific functionality (e.g., registrations, scheduling, etc.). Since that time, most of our limited resources have been focused on strengthening OJS, by far our more popular application, and […]

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OMP 3.1 Released

March 1st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on OMP 3.1 Released

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the release of OMP 3.1.0. This release includes numerous minor bug fixes and tweaks to further refine the OMP 1.2.0 release. It refines the major workflow changes introduced with that release. The catalog presentation is refined, and now includes support for the HTML-based presentation of book content.

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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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Regarding “Open Journal Systems Hacking Epidemic and Solutions”

January 30th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

A recent wave of spam email was sent to many members of the OJS community suggesting that OJS is insecure and that only the spammer’s product, which is not affiliated in any way with PKP, could prevent hacking. Just to be clear, our software has been and continues to be secure without the use of […]

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OJS Reaches 10,000

December 15th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

We are very pleased to announce that PKP’s Open Journal Systems is now being used by more than 10,000 active journals around the world. This makes OJS the leading online publishing platform, with more active titles than any other provider, including the major commercial publishers.

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

November 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

The participants in the Theming and Documentation group at the Fall 2016 PKP Sprint at the University of New Brunswick included: Carola Fanselow, Michael Felczak, Vanessa Gabler, Roger Gillis, Mike Nason, Kaitlin Newson, Kevin Stranack, Marco Tullney, and Nate Wright. Thanks to all of them for their work! The goals identified by the group included […]

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Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

November 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

With the launch of OMP 1.2 (April 2016) and OJS 3.0 (August 2016) behind us, we are making plans for future releases, and the associated functionality that will be included with each new one. You can see a detailed list of releases and issues on our github milestones page. We are also planning to continue […]

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: REST API

November 16th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: REST API

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Brian C, Antti K, Kassim M, and Alec S! During the Fall 2016 PKP Sprint event in Fredericton, New Brunswick, one of the tasks we decided to work on was the development of a REST API for OJS 3.0. REST APIs are a perennial favourite subject — we’ve worked […]

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: OAuth integration

November 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: OAuth integration

The aim of the OAuth group at the PKP Sprint 2016 in Fredericton was to provide the possibility for the users to log into the system using their credentials from other applications, e.g. using their ORCID, Google, or Facebook account. During the sprint a generic plugin was developed that allows users to log into OJS […]

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PKP Fall 2016 Sprint Report

October 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Fall 2016 Sprint Report

The PKP Fall 2016 Sprint was held on October 2nd and 3rd at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. As with all PKP sprints, community members joined us from across Canada and other countries – most in-person but with some remote participation. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and expertise to make our […]

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