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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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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OJS 3.1.0 Released

October 24th, 2017 by  | 7 Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the release of OJS 3.1.0. This release includes several major new pieces of functionality: A REST API Subscription and APC support Section editor recommendations Rich submission lists Customizable menus Finnish and Swedish translations, and numerous translation improvements/updates And more.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: New User Mediation

October 5th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

Three Sprint participants (Clinton, Rahul, and Svantje) worked on a new user mediation (or new user approval system) for OJS. Objectives In OJS 2.4.8 and OJS 3.0.1, user registration is either all-or-nothing: journal managers decide whether users can self-register, or when the journal manager must register all users.  A recurring request has been to allow […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Open Typesetting Stack

September 29th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

During the Fall 2017 PKP Sprint event in Montreal, one of the groups decided to focus on improving the current user experience of the Open Typesetting Stack, the OJS3 Open Typesetting Stack plugin, and the Texture WYSIWYG editor used by the Open Typesetting Stack.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

September 28th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

At the 2017 PKP Sprint, the Documentation Update and Architecture group worked on a prospective Roadmap for Updating PKP Documentation, aiming to solve broader issues related to the organisation, redundancy, and hosting of distributed documentation across all PKP software. Starting with a focus on the way documentation is presented on https://pkp.sfu.ca and also the PKP Wiki, the group made […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Upgrading OJS XML Import/Export

September 27th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Upgrading OJS XML Import/Export

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Mark Jordan and Dimitris Efstathiou During the PKP 2017 Conference Sprint Sessions, one of the tasks we decided to work on was the development of a process which, given a natively exported OJS 2.x XML file, the OJS 3.x natively exported XML file is being created.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Internal Statistics

September 26th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Internal Statistics

During the 2017 PKP Conference Sprint, our group was responsible to propose enhancements and improvements to the internal workflow statistics of OJS. Our group included Juan Pablo Alperin, Alex Mendonça, Israel Cefrin, Joelle Hatem and had collaborations from Alice Meadows and Ina Smith.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Book Sprint

September 25th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

Participants in the Book / Documentation sprint group included: Kenton Good, Andrea Pritt, Jennifer Chan, Jordan Cloutier, Sonya Betz, Mariya Maistrovskaya, Ali Moore, Dana McFarland, Suzanne Jay, Andrea Kosavic, Olga Perkovic, Jeanette Hatherill, Bronwen Sprout, and Roger Gillis.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: REST API

September 22nd, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

One of the new and exciting feature being released with OJS 3.1 is the REST API. This innovation has the potential to unlock several new opportunities for OJS users. The API will offer great flexibility and ease OJS integration with other platforms. The members of the group identified the following goals: Improve the existing token […]

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