PKP Preservation Network – A New Name for the PKP PLN (and a few updates)

November 20th, 2017 by  | No Comments

It’s been about six months since our last update and we wanted to share some data on what PKP’s Preservation Network is currently preserving as well as a few related activities. First, the network previously known as the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) is now the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN). While PKP remains […]

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Working the Law Against Its Intent: Policing Access to Research

November 14th, 2017 by  | No Comments

The current series of legal kerfuffles in scholarly publishing involves property and access rights in an industry that is, for all intents and purposes, moving toward universal open access. Let’s begin with recent moves by Elsevier, the largest of scholarly publishing corporations with over 2,000 journals, and the American Chemical Society, among the richest of […]

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Public Knowledge Project Receives Arnold Grant

October 30th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Public Knowledge Project Receives Arnold Grant

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce that it has received a six-month planning grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.   Project web site: http://advancing-pkp.org/ This funding will enable PKP to commence a comprehensive review of its open source publishing software and related services to ensure they continue to address the evolving […]

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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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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Open Typesetting Stack

September 29th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

During the Fall 2017 PKP Sprint event in Montreal, one of the groups decided to focus on improving the current user experience of the Open Typesetting Stack, the OJS3 Open Typesetting Stack plugin, and the Texture WYSIWYG editor used by the Open Typesetting Stack.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

September 28th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

At the 2017 PKP Sprint, the Documentation Update and Architecture group worked on a prospective Roadmap for Updating PKP Documentation, aiming to solve broader issues related to the organisation, redundancy, and hosting of distributed documentation across all PKP software. Starting with a focus on the way documentation is presented on https://pkp.sfu.ca and also the PKP Wiki, the group made […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Upgrading OJS XML Import/Export

September 27th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Upgrading OJS XML Import/Export

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Mark Jordan and Dimitris Efstathiou During the PKP 2017 Conference Sprint Sessions, one of the tasks we decided to work on was the development of a process which, given a natively exported OJS 2.x XML file, the OJS 3.x natively exported XML file is being created.

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