Meet the Team: James MacGregor

October 22nd, 2015 by  | No Comments

Meet the Team is a new series of blog posts introducing different members of the PKP team. First up is James MacGregor. James is Publishing Services Coordinator at PKP, and ensures that PKP’s hosting, external support, consulting, and sponsored development initiatives run smoothly. PKP Publishing Services provides a significant portion of the overall PKP budget, […]

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Transitioning the PKP PLN from Pilot to Launch

October 21st, 2015 by  | 1 Comment

For the past year, the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) has been in a pilot phase, with the University of Victoria, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Indiana University, and Simon Fraser University testing various aspects of the Network, ranging from the new OJS plugin to the terms of use that […]

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Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and PKP Announce Strategic Relationship

October 20th, 2015 by  | No Comments

PKP is pleased to announce the commencement of a strategic relationship with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation.  The CKF’s mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. CKF is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed. They are also interested in developing new models of research […]

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October 19th, 2015 by  | No Comments

PKP is pleased to announce its support for the initiative to bring a  pervasive implementation of web-based annotation support across scholarship, based on open technologies and an open web protocol. They have invited a wide range of participants from the scholarly publishing sector to support their initiative and this is a very natural commitment […]

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WEBCAST – OA Week 2015: Is it time for Canada to implement a unified open strategy for higher education?

October 15th, 2015 by  | No Comments

UPDATE: This event will be webcast: PKP and the SFU Library are pleased to be co-sponsoring an event to mark Open Access Week 2015. Is it Time for Canada to Implement A Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education? includes a keynote address from PKP Director Dr. John Willinsky and a panel discussion with Dr. […]

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OJS 2.4.7 Released

October 13th, 2015 by  | No Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the release of OJS 2.4.7. This release builds on the 2.4.6 release to collect the numerous minor fixes and tweaks that have since been completed. It adds numerous translation updates and several new features. Alignment with Section 508 accessibility guidelines is improved. Our thanks go out to […]

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Software Developer? Join our team!

October 9th, 2015 by  | No Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is seeking full-time and part-time Software Developers to join our team in providing the leading open source platform for running academic journals, books, and conferences. Reporting to the Lead Technical Architect, PKP Software Developers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing clear and secure software solutions for a variety of PHP-based […]

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Editage Becomes a PKP Strategic Partner

October 2nd, 2015 by  | No Comments

Editage, a leader in English-language editing and publication support services, announces a strategic partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). Through this partnership, Editage makes available discounted services editing and journal support to users of Open Journal Systems (OJS) created by PKP.

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How Many Journals Use OJS?

October 1st, 2015 by  | No Comments

How many journals use OJS? This is one of the most frequent questions that PKP receives and the quickest answer is — a lot. Providing a more specific answer to that question is a challenge and for the past few years PKP has undertaken an annual exercise to count all of the journals currently using […]

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A new look: behind the redesign of OJS 3.0 beta

September 8th, 2015 by  | 2 Comments

The look and feel of OJS 3.0 beta was completely overhauled in the final months before release. In this post, I’ll dive into a few of the principles which guided this work, explaining how we used visual hierarchy and consistency to improve the focus and clarity of the UI.

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