OJS-de.net – German OJS Network Workshop

January 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS-de.net – German OJS Network Workshop

During the past year, the Germany-based project OJS-de.net – a collaboration of three universities from Berlin, Heidelberg and Konstanz – has been working towards establishing a network for German-language universities and research institutions that use Open Journal Systems. OJS-de.net is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the first project phase runs 2014-2016. Our […]

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An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

January 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

When we redesigned the OJS/OMP backend, we introduced a separation between the frontend and the backend which should make customizing the frontend a lot easier. In this post, I’ll introduce you to some of those changes and what they mean for the future of theming our software.

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Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era

January 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era

Originally posted on the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation blog. Where once, a half-century ago, peace, love and non-medicinal weed filled the air of the Bay Area, the groove today is all about collaboration, cooperation, and open sourcing. From Google to Tesla, IBM to Microsoft, Stanford to Berkeley, the bit-rate of open source vibes is increasing, amid […]

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A fresh look for OMP 1.2 and OJS 3.0

December 8th, 2015 by  | 5 Comments

When we redesigned the OJS 3.0 backend in time for the beta release, we had to rush out a frontend. We’ve now had a chance to revisit the reader interface, think about the wide variety of use-cases we need to support, and put together something we’re pretty happy with. In this post I’ll give you […]

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Tackling accessibility in OJS 3.0 beta

November 30th, 2015 by  | 4 Comments

We’ve worked hard to address accessibility concerns in the new OJS 3.0 beta. When we overhauled the design, we were able to address a number of basic issues. In this post, I’ll detail some of the things we did to solve existing problems and some of the problems we plan to tackle going forward.

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Checking in on the PKP XML Parsing Service

November 19th, 2015 by  | Comments Off on Checking in on the PKP XML Parsing Service

You may not know that PKP has a pretty storied history with automated article parsing. Many, many years ago (circa 2008), we had a project called Lemon8-XML which worked as a complementary application to OJS. With Lemon8, journal editors could upload a Word (or Word-compatible) document into a web interface which would attempt to parse […]

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Introducing the PKP Index

October 23rd, 2015 by  | 1 Comment

The PKP Index is a new database of articles, books, and conference proceedings that have been published using PKP’s free, open source Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Open Conference Systems software applications. We have developed this service because new journals find it difficult to be included in major indexing services, often having to […]

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Meet the Team: James MacGregor

October 22nd, 2015 by  | Comments Off on Meet the Team: James MacGregor

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  | 2 Comments

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  | Comments Off on Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and PKP Announce Strategic Relationship

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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