Save the Date: PKP 2017 Virtual AGM

April 19th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Save the Date: PKP 2017 Virtual AGM

We are pleased to announce that the PKP 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15 from 9am – 11am Pacific Time. To maximize participation, the meeting will be online, so everyone is welcome to attend. Agenda items will include updates on current OJS and other software developments, progress on grants and […]

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Regarding Recent OJS “Defacement” Attacks

April 12th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Regarding Recent OJS “Defacement” Attacks

Since about March 29, 2017 some reports of widespread “hacking”, or defacement of OJS sites has been causing some concern. The “hacking” has involved pointing to an image that has been uploaded to the affected sites, the presence of which supposedly indicates successful defacement. This isn’t a hack or a defacement, though it has been reported as such […]

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PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals EXTENDED!

March 15th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals EXTENDED!

We’ve had a few requests to extend the deadline for the call for proposals for the Sixth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, so we’re keeping submissions open until March 31. The conference this year will be held on August 2, 3, and 4, in Montreal and is co-hosted by our friends at Érudit. Montreal is […]

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PKP 2017 – Opening and Closing Keynotes and More Speakers Confirmed

March 13th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

We’re pleased to have confirmed our opening and closing keynote speakers for the Sixth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, being held on August 2, 3, and 4 in Montreal. Our open keynote will be Dr. Dominique Bérubé, Vice-President, Research Programs, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada’s national social science and humanities […]

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PKP Index Now Includes 1000 Publications

March 8th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

The PKP Index is growing rapidly and now contains over 300,000 items from more than 1000 different sources. Using PKP’s Open Harvester System (OHS) software, the PKP Index is open to all journals, proceedings, or monographs using OJS, OCS, or OMP. Our goals are to: Provide a showcase of journals and monographs using our software […]

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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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A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

February 20th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

The Public Knowledge Project develops open source software for scholarly publishing and conducts research on scholarly communication. With its administrative home at Simon Fraser University in Canada, it has employees, contributors, and users throughout the world, including the United States and the seven countries that President Trump has attempted to ban from travelling to the […]

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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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Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

February 8th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

Instructors around the world are increasingly making use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to save students money and to enhance learning outcomes. PKP is a strong supporter of the OER movement and our OJS and OMP applications play an important role by providing open source software for anyone, anywhere to create openly licensed scholarly journals […]

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