OCS Update

May 4th, 2018 by  | 2 Comments

Last year, we published a blog post announcing our decision to cease development on Open Conference Systems for a year while we dedicated our limited resources to Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press development. As that year comes to an end, we have made the decision to continue the freeze for another year.

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GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users

April 30th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users

PKP is happy to release a new guide, GDPR Guidebook for PKP Users. This guide provides advice for users of PKP applications on how to approach the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It provides guidance on how to best configure OJS to be GDPR-compliant, and includes […]

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PKP’s Juan Pablo Alperin Receives Open Scholarship Award

April 16th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Alperin, PKP Associate Faculty Director of Research, in receiving the Open Scholarship Award from the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute. Award recipients demonstrate exemplary open scholarship via research, projects, or initiatives. These awards are intended to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary open scholarship, nominated via an open process.

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Open Journal System 3 Examples

April 12th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Open Journal System 3 Examples

The jump from OJS 2 to OJS 3 is a big one, with implications both in terms of technology (planning and executing an upgrade) and training (helping editors learn the new system). Many journals have now made the switch, however, and we wanted to share some examples of the results of their efforts. Congratulations to […]

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Report from the Third OJS-de.net Conference in Berlin

April 9th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

On February 1st and 2nd, 2018 the German speaking OJS community met again for the third OJS-de.net conference in Berlin at Freie Universität. About 70 representatives from various German speaking universities, research institutes and libraries participated. During the first day, a wide range of talks and presentations, mainly focusing on OJS 3 experiences as well […]

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OJS 3.1.1 and OMP 3.1.1 Released

April 5th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

We’re pleased to announce the release of OJS 3.1.1 and OMP 3.1.1. This release includes several important enhancements, including: Improved role sharing for editors, authors, and reviewers Enhanced reviewer selection Improved Submission Library utility Public identifiers for chapters (OMP) Improved subscription support (OJS) Add support for catalog paging (OMP) Support browsing by section, subject and […]

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Announcing: Reflections and Directions After PKP’s First Two Decades

March 19th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to share our reflections on a community consultation process that saw us receive feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including scholarly communications experts and past, present, and potential users of PKP software and services. The community consultation was led by the consulting firm BlueSky to BluePrint, with […]

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Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

March 16th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

The Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project will host a pair of in-person workshops based on the first two curriculum modules released this spring, Content and Impact. Both will take place on Thursday, May 24 (the day after the Library Publishing Forum) at the University of Minnesota. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application […]

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Let Canada Be First to Turn an Open Access Research Policy Into a Legal Right to Know

March 12th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Let Canada Be First to Turn an Open Access Research Policy Into a Legal Right to Know

Canada’s three federal research funding agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health ($1 billion annual budget in 2016-17), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ($1.1 billion), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($380 million) – instituted an intellectual property law exception in 2014. It effects the publication of research […]

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OJS 3 Editorial Workflow Course Now Available

March 5th, 2018 by  | 3 Comments

Our second PKP School course — on the OJS 3 editorial workflow — is now available! This course compliments Setting Up a Journal with OJS 3, released late last year, which covered the basic setup steps to get up and running. Like all PKP School courses, this one is also offered completely free of charge, […]

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