The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems

February 24th, 2020 by  | 1 Comment

Our story begins in February 2017 when SciELO first announced their quest for a preprint server. Like many circa 2016, SciELO was coming around to the idea that preprints could and would serve an important part in their strategy for open science. But despite a clear vision and path to get there, SciELO was missing […]

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Release Notebook for OJS/OMP 3.2 Now Available

February 11th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Release Notebook for OJS/OMP 3.2 Now Available

The release of OJS/OMP 3.2 is right around the corner. If your institution has written custom themes or plugins, your technical staff may need to make changes to the code which runs your journals and presses before you update.

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DIG Report – Winter 2020

January 30th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on DIG Report – Winter 2020

Since the last Documentation Interest Group (DIG) update, PKP contributors have been very busy. Kaitlin Newson (Chair, PKP Members Committee and DIG) filled us in with “What’s New with Documentation?” at the PKP conference in Barcelona on November 21, 2019, highlighting several new resources on the PKP Docs Hub. In this report, we’ll recap what […]

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Where’s OJS/OMP 3.2? Release Q & A

January 27th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Where’s OJS/OMP 3.2? Release Q & A

In September 2019, we announced a code freeze leading up to the release of OJS/OMP 3.2 in what we hoped would be January 2020. Between holding an international conference, the December holidays, and some exciting new advancements, we admittedly got a bit off schedule. We now expect to have this major release completed for the […]

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As the Law Is Blind to Research’s Intellectual Property Distinctions

January 24th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on As the Law Is Blind to Research’s Intellectual Property Distinctions

This is the third in a series of blogs based on excerpts from an early and ongoing draft of a book (here for comment) in which I develop a case for amending copyright in the United States so that it is once again serving research and scholarship.

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PKP Moves to GPL v3 Software License

January 23rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on PKP Moves to GPL v3 Software License

Starting with OJS/OMP 3.2, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)  is moving from version 2 to version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) for its software releases. The software license is a legal document that safeguards free and open source software to keep it free and available to the community that builds it. The […]

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Introducing Weblate, A New Path for OJS/OMP Translations

January 22nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Introducing Weblate, A New Path for OJS/OMP Translations

How does software, created nearly twenty years ago at a university in Canada, become one of the world’s most widely used journal publishing platforms? Being free and open source hasn’t hurt the success of Open Journal Systems (OJS), but another major factor has been, and continues to be, the countless volunteers who have translated our […]

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PKP 2019 Conference Recap

January 16th, 2020 by  | 1 Comment

The PKP 2019 International Scholarly Publishing Conference was held November 20-22, 2019 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Attended by more than 150 community members from around the world, we’ve enjoyed since then hearing post-conference reflections about the six workshops, five keynotes, and more than 30 presentations that took place.

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2020 Coming Attractions

January 9th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on 2020 Coming Attractions

On behalf of the entire PKP team, I would like to wish our global community a very happy new year and decade. The Public Knowledge Project is poised to contribute much to scholarly publishing this year thanks to the ongoing support of our contributors, sustainers, partners, and granting agencies. Together, we are making knowledge public.

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PKP Selected for SCOSS’ Second Funding Cycle

December 5th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on PKP Selected for SCOSS’ Second Funding Cycle

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has launched its second funding cycle. We are pleased to announce that PKP is one of three vetted services – along with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)/Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) and OpenCitations – that has been selected and presented to the […]

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