Getting Ready for OJS 3.0: When Should I Upgrade?

August 29th, 2016 by  | No Comments

With the upcoming release of OJS 3 on August 31, you will likely be thinking about when you should upgrade. Here’s what you need to know. Overview OJS 3.0 contains a lot of new concepts and code, so it’s important to plan your migration from OJS 2.x to OJS 3.x in a way that doesn’t […]

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Sign up for the New PKP Newsletter

August 19th, 2016 by  | No Comments

In our ongoing efforts to keep in touch with the community, we have developed a number of ways for you to contact us and stay up to date on our activities, including the new PKP Newsletter. We hope one or more of these will work for you: Sign up for our new PKP Newsletter list: […]

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PKP Joins ORCID

August 17th, 2016 by  | No Comments

PKP is very pleased to announce it has become a member of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). ORCID has been instrumental in advancing the concept of a persistent digital identifier that uniquely distinguishes an author or researcher from everyone else.  Name disambiguation is a critical requirement for all aspects of scholarly publishing and communication […]

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Crossref Improvements in OJS 2.4.8-1

August 15th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Crossref Improvements in OJS 2.4.8-1

The new OJS release 2.4.8-1 brings improvements and usability changes for the Crossref users. In this blog post we are going to introduce the major ones. Status check Crossref DOI registration passes through different stages: After successfully submitted (either by manually uploading the XML file in the Crossref portal or using the “Register” button in […]

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OJS 3.0 Arrives on August 31

August 10th, 2016 by  | 6 Comments

Mark your calendars! PKP is pleased to announce August 31, 2016 as the release date for Open Journal Systems version 3.0. This is the most comprehensive software upgrade since we moved from OJS 1.0 to 2.0 way back in 2005! It incorporates a decade of feedback from our users on the community forum, through usability […]

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PKP LOCKSS PLN Update

August 8th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

After 2 months in production, we are now preserving 317 journals in the new PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN). Participation in the PKP PLN is free to anyone using PKP’s OJS software (version 2.4.8 or later), and helps to ensure your content is preserved, even in the case of a catastrophic server crash.

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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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Join the PKP Documentation Interest Group

July 27th, 2016 by  | 9 Comments

Did you know that in addition to making free, open source software for scholarly publishing, PKP also writes detailed documentation, both on using our software, but also for improving your publishing practices. Documents like Learning OJS help you with the tools, and Getting Found, Staying Found help you expand your publishing expertise.

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