“Access Licensing”: A COVID-19 Refresh for Compulsory Licensing

September 2nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on “Access Licensing”: A COVID-19 Refresh for Compulsory Licensing

In these extraordinary times of the pandemic, unusual steps must be taken to protect the public interest. On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada’s sweeping COVID-19 Emergency Response Act received royal assent.

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Support for Subscribe-to-Open: Pluto Journals Pilot

August 24th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Support for Subscribe-to-Open: Pluto Journals Pilot

In January of 2017, PKP Director John Willinsky proposed “subscribing to open access” as a concept for flipping journals to open access with the full and continuing support of their subscribing libraries. Later that year, the concept was initiated by Annual Reviews under the moniker “subscribe to open” (S20), with a full pilot of five […]

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Annual General Meeting – Virtual Edition

July 27th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Annual General Meeting – Virtual Edition

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 24, 2020. A recording of this event is now available and includes both the presentation slides and audio.

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OPERAS Diamond Open Access Study

July 23rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OPERAS Diamond Open Access Study

Is your journal free of charge to both readers and authors? Does it follow the “diamond model?” If yes, OPERAS needs your help!

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2019 PKP Annual Report Released

July 21st, 2020 by  | Comments Off on 2019 PKP Annual Report Released

We are pleased to present our 2019 annual report to the community. This year, we look back at our top stories from the 2019-2020 fiscal year while exploring what being open means to this project: open access, open source, open infrastructure. We also reflect on how our dedicated community has made, and keeps us, open.

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The Moral Rights of Researchers as Authors

July 17th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on The Moral Rights of Researchers as Authors

I am working this year on developing a copyright amendment that is intended to do a much better job of supporting open access to research than the current law. This work is catching something of the tailwind filling the sails of open science, brought on by tragic, disruptive turns of the global pandemic. The rising […]

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Toward a Post-Covid World of Open Access

July 3rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Toward a Post-Covid World of Open Access

The global scale of the current pandemic has led to what feels like a remarkably unprecedented level of solidarity in a world pulling together (while standing apart) amid this common cause of fighting the spread of Covid-19. In the area in which I work (from home) of scholarly communication, publishers have been not only creating […]

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DIG Report – Spring 2020

June 26th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on DIG Report – Spring 2020

Over the past few months, PKP’s Documentation Interest Group (DIG) has been largely focused on two key areas: updates to documentation for Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3.2 and translation workflows. Our thanks to documentation sprinters and contributors for their ongoing work and support.

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You are invited! PKP 2020 AGM

June 24th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on You are invited! PKP 2020 AGM

The Public Knowledge Project’s (PKP) 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 from 12:00PM-1:00PM PDT. This is a free, online event open to everyone.   

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OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1 Release

June 22nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1 Release

It’s time to upgrade! PKP is pleased to announce the release of OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1. With this release, Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is officially out of beta, joining Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) in our regular release and support cycle. 

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