PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Making Metadata Fields Required

September 21st, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Angus F., Sophy O., Alec S., and Ilyass T. During the sprint event at the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference, we formed a small subgroup to introduce OJS 3.x coding by working on a small real-world feature addition. This also illustrates a typical way in which a feature […]

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Impactstory and the Public Knowledge Project Announce Strategic Relationship

July 26th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

PKP is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic relationship with the mission driven non-profit Impactstory. PKP and Impactstory are excited to work together to support the adoption of open source software that enables a more open and diverse environment of scholarly activities. PKP and Impactstory will collaborate to develop, increase adoption and […]

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Sprinting is for Everyone

July 14th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting is for Everyone

New to sprinting? Not a coder? Not to worry — there is something for everyone at a PKP sprint. PKP sprints typically focus on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues or make enhancements that will benefit everyone. But good software development […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

July 12th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

PKP is pleased to be holding the 2017 sprint in Montreal, immediately preceding the PKP Conference, co-hosted with Érudit at the University of Montreal. The format will be, as always, in an unconference style, and we invite you to propose topics of interest that you would be willing to lead during the sprint. On the […]

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Wrapping up another round of UX testing

June 23rd, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

Thanks again to Sonya Betz of the University of Alberta Libraries for leading another valuable round of UX testing for OJS 3 — and of course to all of our volunteer testers for taking the time to help us improve our software for everyone. In this latest round, we focused on some new developments to […]

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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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