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  | No 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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Hypothes.is plugin for OJS

September 4th, 2015 by  | No Comments

I was fortunate recently to attend a conference at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany called

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Status Report on PKP and Article-Level Metrics

September 4th, 2015 by  | No Comments

For the past year, PKP has been developing and testing an implementation of the open source Article-Level Metrics application called Lagotto (formerly ALM) from the Public Library of Science (PLOS). We invited a small number of journals from the OJS user community to act as the test group for this beta service as we determine […]

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PKP 2015 – Videos Now Online

August 25th, 2015 by  | No Comments

If you missed attending the PKP 2015 conference, or just want to re-live your favourite moments, the videos are now available on the conference web site. We have also added the videos from the PKP Annual General Meeting, as well as the 2014 Annual Report.

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PKP 2015 Conference overview

August 20th, 2015 by  | No Comments

Greetings from PKP! The Fifth PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, held Aug 11-14 in Vancouver, Canada, was a great success. We were thrilled to host numerous presentations covering a wide variety of topics, as well as participants attending from countries around the world, including Canada, the US, Nepal, UK, Sri Lanka, Germany, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, […]

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#PKP5: Sprint Results and OJS 3.0 Beta 1 Release

August 18th, 2015 by  | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who attended #PKP5 here in Vancouver last week. We only have the chance to gather a portion of our community once every two years, and as a developer it’s inspiring to see some of the things that are happening in our sphere and with our software. I’m also reminded of the huge […]

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PKP Launches New Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study

July 1st, 2015 by  | 2 Comments

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study. This two-year initiative, in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and other important stakeholders, will explore the feasibility of establishing publishing cooperatives that bring together libraries, journals, scholarly societies, presses, and others as a […]

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SFU Library Receives .CA Community Investment Program Grant

June 17th, 2015 by  | No Comments

The Simon Fraser University Library (http://www.lib.sfu.ca) is pleased to announce that it is among the 25 Canadian not-for-profit organizations working on the cutting-edge of Internet issues and services to receive funding from the .CA Community Investment Program. This fund, generated from the registration of .CA domains, supports Canada’s Internet community with funding for research, infrastructure, […]

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