The Future of OCS

March 6th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

We first released Open Conference Systems way back in 2006, just in time for our very first PKP Conference. It was based on OJS 2, with some additional conference-specific functionality (e.g., registrations, scheduling, etc.). Since that time, most of our limited resources have been focused on strengthening OJS, by far our more popular application, and […]

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OMP 3.1 Released

March 1st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on OMP 3.1 Released

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the release of OMP 3.1.0. This release includes numerous minor bug fixes and tweaks to further refine the OMP 1.2.0 release. It refines the major workflow changes introduced with that release. The catalog presentation is refined, and now includes support for the HTML-based presentation of book content.

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A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

February 20th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

The Public Knowledge Project develops open source software for scholarly publishing and conducts research on scholarly communication. With its administrative home at Simon Fraser University in Canada, it has employees, contributors, and users throughout the world, including the United States and the seven countries that President Trump has attempted to ban from travelling to the […]

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Announcing a new OJS 3 theme and expanded theming documentation

February 14th, 2017 by  | 11 Comments

OJS 3.0 supports a powerful templating engine that allows well-resourced organisations to produce professional, highly-tailored publishing platforms, like this example from The Finnish Scholarly Journals Online. But we’re always working to make it easier for journals of all sizes to publish an online site that fits their needs.

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Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

February 8th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy

Instructors around the world are increasingly making use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to save students money and to enhance learning outcomes. PKP is a strong supporter of the OER movement and our OJS and OMP applications play an important role by providing open source software for anyone, anywhere to create openly licensed scholarly journals […]

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PKP stands in solidarity with victims of online harassment

February 1st, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

For the past few years, our organization, its team members, and individuals in our user community have been subjected to online harassment by, we have reasonable grounds to believe, an individual who claims PKP is attempting to destroy their business (even though their business relies on the open source software PKP maintains). We have been […]

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Regarding “Open Journal Systems Hacking Epidemic and Solutions”

January 30th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

A recent wave of spam email was sent to many members of the OJS community suggesting that OJS is insecure and that only the spammer’s product, which is not affiliated in any way with PKP, could prevent hacking. Just to be clear, our software has been and continues to be secure without the use of […]

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PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals Now Open!

January 26th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 – Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec on August 2, 3, and 4, 2017. The conference will co-hosted by our friends at Érudit, and will take place at the Université de Montréal. Montreal is Canada’s second […]

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Finnish Scholarly Journals Online Launches

January 24th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has launched its new Finnish Scholarly Journals Online platform, a national portal for the best of Finnish scholarship. The site currently features 35 journals covering a broad range of topics, and includes archives going back multiple years. We are pleased that they chose to use OJS 3.0, the latest version […]

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PKP Joins HIRMEOS Project Advisory Board

January 23rd, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

PKP is pleased to have been invited to join the Advisory Board for the HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure) Project. Funded by the European Commission, the project will improve five important open access monograph publishing platforms in the SSH and enhance their technical capacities and services, rendering technologies, […]

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