PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

July 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Fall Sprint 2016 – Fredericton

Get ready, PKP Sprinters, we’re gearing up for a Fall 2016 Sprint in beautiful Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Sunday/Monday October 2-3, 2016. The event will be co-hosted by PKP and our friends at the University of New Brunswick Library. Our previous sprint, in Montreal, was a resounding success (read about the outcomes on the […]

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Join the PKP Documentation Interest Group

July 27th, 2016 by  | 9 Comments

Did you know that in addition to making free, open source software for scholarly publishing, PKP also writes detailed documentation, both on using our software, but also for improving your publishing practices. Documents like Learning OJS help you with the tools, and Getting Found, Staying Found help you expand your publishing expertise.

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Copyediting

July 25th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Copyediting

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts (here are the first, second, and third) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation, in preparation for the upcoming release later this summer. This time, we’re looking at the copyediting workflow. Keep an eye out for a couple of major changes in […]

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OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Year One Report

July 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Year One Report

PKP’s MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study has reached the halfway point in its two year timeline examining cooperation between publishing stakeholder groups. It continues to explore potential cooperative associations involving disciplines (Libraria), national initiatives (Canadian Journals Project), and regional models (African Journals Project).

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Reviewing

July 18th, 2016 by  | 7 Comments

This is the third in a series of blog posts (the first is here, second here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation, in preparation for the upcoming release. This time, we’re looking at the review process. Because reviewers, like authors, are often new to the system, we need to make this […]

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Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

June 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s journal pricing practices that she recently contributed to the Open Scholarship Initiative listserv. (This version has been slightly edited […]

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OpenCon2016: Ideas and action to increase openness

June 16th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OpenCon2016: Ideas and action to increase openness

I go to a fair share of conferences and academic events every year (too many, my wife says!), but for the last two years there has been one event that has been a clear favourite of mine—OpenCon. What makes OpenCon stand out is that it is much more than a place for students and early […]

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PKP is Hiring!

June 14th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

We are looking for some motivated, dedicated, and smart people to join the team! PKP is currently looking for a talented Systems and Support Specialist to assist with our Publishing Services initiative, and to additionally assist with our other projects. This person would be involved in some technical infrastructure building from the ground up. It […]

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Launch of Private LOCKSS Network for OJS Journals

June 1st, 2016 by  | 4 Comments

PKP is pleased to announce that the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) has moved into full production mode and is now providing free preservation services for any OJS journal that meets the minimum criteria and has upgraded to the newly released OJS 2.4.8. Any OJS journal that has an ISSN and has published at […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: ORCID Integration

May 9th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

One of the groups in the very successful 2016 PKP Sprint tackled ORCID integration with OJS 2.x. This has long been an area of interest for our community. We set ourselves several goals: Demonstrate basic interaction with the ORCID public API Facilitate accurate, guided collection of ORCIDs for authors and users Familiarize ourselves with various […]

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