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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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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