Major New Features in Upcoming OJS 3

August 5th, 2016 by  | 6 Comments

As we approach the upcoming OJS 3 release (date soon to be announced), we wanted to share some of the major new features you’ll see, including editorial discussions, flexible workflows and roles, easier theming, and more. All of the critical features and functionality you expect from OJS have been included in the new release, but […]

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Making OJS 3 Awesome with Usability Testing

August 1st, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

One of our major goals with OJS 3.0 is to deliver an outstanding user experience for our thousands of journals and the many readers, authors, reviewers, editors, and librarians who use them. Since OJS 2.0 was first released way back in 2005, we’ve made continual improvements based on user feedback posted on the support forum, […]

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PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

July 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

Get ready, PKP Sprinters, we’re gearing up for a Fall 2016 Sprint in beautiful Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Sunday/Monday October 2-3, 2016. The event will be co-hosted by PKP and our friends at the University of New Brunswick Library. Our previous sprint, in Montreal, was a resounding success (read about the outcomes on the […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: ORCID Integration

May 9th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

One of the groups in the very successful 2016 PKP Sprint tackled ORCID integration with OJS 2.x. This has long been an area of interest for our community. We set ourselves several goals: Demonstrate basic interaction with the ORCID public API Facilitate accurate, guided collection of ORCIDs for authors and users Familiarize ourselves with various […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Building themes for everyone with Bootstrap

May 5th, 2016 by  | 3 Comments

The theming and design group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal made significant progress towards a Bootstrap-based theme for OJS 3. Their efforts over the two-day sprint laid the groundwork for a simplified approach to rapidly styling OJS 3 that will make hundreds of potential themes an affordable future for OJS. By building on […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

The Article Level Metrics group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal aimed to provide a visualisation of the OMP usage statistics for the readers. We were a group of mostly remote participants, PKP team members and people from other institutions, working together using GitHub, Google Docs, Google Hangout and Skype. Bruno Beghelli, PKP Bozana […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

With the release of OJS 3.0 on the horizon, the documentation group at the 2016 PKP Sprint focused on creating a solid foothold for OJS 3.0 documentation for users. Members included: Vanessa Gabler (University of Pittsburgh) Jeanette Hatherill (University of Ottawa) Jeremy Hennig (University of Alberta) Jessica Lang (McGill) Mike Nason (PKP, University of New […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

The XML Parsing & Production Group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal achieved a number of major milestones made possible by the participation of the developers of Substance Editor. PKP recently entered into a collaboration with Substance to incorporate their WYSIWYG tools into our XML pipeline, and this was the first time that everyone […]

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Sprinting in Montreal

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting in Montreal

For the past couple of years, PKP has been organizing a developer sprint, typically in the Spring and late Summer / early Fall. Although technically-focused, non-technical participants are always welcome and make important contributions to the practicality and usability of the technical work. This week we completed our first sprint at the Université de Montréal, […]

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OMP 1.2 Released

April 13th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OMP 1.2 Released

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Open Monograph Press version 1.2. This is a major milestone for PKP, as OMP 1.2 includes enhancements that have come out of 2 years of usability consultations, testing, and review. Highlights include: Separation of administrative interface and reader user interfaces. This facilitates layout customizations that are applied […]

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