OJS is not for sale

December 5th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

With the recent acquisition of bepress by multinational publishing giant Elsevier, we’ve been asked by a number of people, some in jest, others less so, if OJS is next, given its substantial share of the journal platform market. As the title of this piece indicates, OJS is most definitely not for sale. OJS (Open Journal […]

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Library Publishing Coalition Becomes Newest PKP Strategic Partner

November 29th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Coalition Becomes Newest PKP Strategic Partner

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to welcome the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) as our newest PKP Strategic Partner. The LPC recently invited PKP to participate in their just-launched LPC Strategic Affiliates Program and we are pleased to be included with the seven other affiliates: the Association of American University Presses, the Coalition for […]

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

November 20th, 2017 by  | 3 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  | Comments Off on Working the Law Against Its Intent: Policing Access to Research

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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