PKP and SciELO Announce Development of Open Source Preprint Server System

September 22nd, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

In recognition of PKP and SciELO’s twentieth anniversary, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and SciELO Program are entering into an agreement to develop a Preprint Server system on the principles that have guided these two organizations over the last two decades. These governing principles include recognizing the value of: (a) independent manuscript evaluation systems and […]

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New Agreement between Ubiquity Press and the Public Knowledge Project to Support Open Source Publishing

September 22nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on New Agreement between Ubiquity Press and the Public Knowledge Project to Support Open Source Publishing

Ubiquity Press and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) have entered into an agreement to work more closely together. This agreement is strategically aligned with Ubiquity’s commitment to Open Source Software under its new Customer Charter. Ubiquity has used the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software to manage the editorial process for its journals since inception and […]

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Health Science Theme Style Guide

September 4th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

Earlier this year, we released the first in our series of new themes for OJS 3 — the Health Science theme. Using the contemporary and humanist typeface, Fira Sans, this theme was designed with cleanliness, simplicity and accessibility in mind. Today, we’d like to share a new style guide we’ve written to help you make […]

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Heidelberg Sprint 2018

September 1st, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Heidelberg Sprint 2018

Ready to sprint? We’re getting ready for another PKP sprint, this time in fabulous Heidelberg, Germany. The sprint will run from Thursday, September 20 through Friday, September 21, 2018. We are extremely grateful to our local host, the University of Heidelberg and look forward to meeting more friends from the German OJS network and elsewhere. […]

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Announcing the PKP Documentation Hub

August 10th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Announcing the PKP Documentation Hub

At the PKP Code Sprint in 2017, a group of PKP community members/supporters created a report on PKP’s myriad documentation. As our software had grown over ~20 years, so too had our solutions for platform- and task-specific documentation. By the end of the sprint, the group identified redundant and deprecated documentation for outdated versions of […]

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2017 PKP Annual Report to the Community Released

August 7th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on 2017 PKP Annual Report to the Community Released

We’re pleased to release our 2017 PKP Annual Report to the Community, providing a brief overview of our major accomplishments over the past year, in all areas of our activities, including software development, services, research, partnerships, finances, and more. We’ll be using the Report as a guide for tomorrow’s PKP Virtual Annual General Meeting, and […]

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5 Steps to OJS 3: Upgrade Planning for Service Providers

July 11th, 2018 by  | 2 Comments

We’ve recently been asked for advice on how to best plan for upgrading to OJS 3. OJS 3 is a significant upgrade from the old OJS 2.x line, which means you will need to do some careful planning with your editors to ensure a smooth process. In many ways, the changes are more human resources […]

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PKP 2018 Virtual Annual General Meeting

July 10th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2018 Virtual Annual General Meeting

The PKP 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 9am – 11am Pacific Time. It is a free, open, online meeting, so everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will include some refections on PKP at 20, an update on the latest OJS developments, as well as a question and […]

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Introducing iThenticate support for OJS 3/OMP

June 26th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Introducing iThenticate support for OJS 3/OMP

PKP is pleased to announce an OJS 3.x/OMP plugin supporting iThenticate for plagiarism detection in submission files. Remember that you will first need to register for an account with iThenticate, which is a separate service from PKP. Once you have that, you can follow the steps below to get it working in OJS or OMP.

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XSS Vulnerability Detected

June 22nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on XSS Vulnerability Detected

OJS and OMP users: a reflected XSS vulnerability was reported to us affecting OJS 3.0.0 to 3.1.1-1 (inclusive) and OMP 1.2.0 to 3.1.1-2 (inclusive). The risk is not huge, but it is worth patching/upgrading. Latest releases are OK. Instructions at: https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca/t/xss-vulnerability-alert/ Please post any questions to the linked forum entry and someone will get back […]

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