Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

January 4th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

As part of our ongoing effort to enhance OJS, OMP, and our other free, open source software and services, PKP is again reaching out to the community to consider becoming financial supporters of our work. Through the contributions of our sustainers, we have made several important accomplishments over the past year. Here are just a […]

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Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

January 2nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study was a two-year investigation, undertaken under the auspices of the Public Knowledge Project with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The intent of this initiative was to examine whether scholarly publishing models, involving cooperation between the relevant stakeholder, might provide a means of moving […]

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Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

December 21st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

We’ve just wrapped up another usability testing round that put some of the new OJS 3.1 features through their paces. We focused on the new way of listing in-progress journal submissions, including some filtering, colour coding, and iconography, as well as the new menu configuration tool.

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New OJS 3 Course Now Available

December 14th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

We’re pleased to share our first new OJS 3 course on PKP School! Setting up a Journal in OJS 3 is a self-paced course that will walk you through all of the steps to configure your new journal using the new version of Open Journal Systems. The course is offered completely free of charge, but […]

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Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS

December 7th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS

The recent announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress has generated considerable discussion in the library community, especially from those responsible for providing institutional repository and scholarly publishing services at their institutions. PKP has fielded queries on the ease of migrating content from journals using bepress to Open Journal Systems (OJS). For bepress Digital Commons users […]

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OJS is not for sale

December 5th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

With the recent acquisition of bepress by multinational publishing giant Elsevier, we’ve been asked by a number of people, some in jest, others less so, if OJS is next, given its substantial share of the journal platform market. As the title of this piece indicates, OJS is most definitely not for sale. OJS (Open Journal […]

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Library Publishing Coalition Becomes Newest PKP Strategic Partner

November 29th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Coalition Becomes Newest PKP Strategic Partner

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to welcome the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) as our newest PKP Strategic Partner. The LPC recently invited PKP to participate in their just-launched LPC Strategic Affiliates Program and we are pleased to be included with the seven other affiliates: the Association of American University Presses, the Coalition for […]

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PKP Preservation Network – A New Name for the PKP PLN (and a few updates)

November 20th, 2017 by  | 3 Comments

It’s been about six months since our last update and we wanted to share some data on what PKP’s Preservation Network is currently preserving as well as a few related activities. First, the network previously known as the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) is now the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN). While PKP remains […]

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Working the Law Against Its Intent: Policing Access to Research

November 14th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Working the Law Against Its Intent: Policing Access to Research

The current series of legal kerfuffles in scholarly publishing involves property and access rights in an industry that is, for all intents and purposes, moving toward universal open access. Let’s begin with recent moves by Elsevier, the largest of scholarly publishing corporations with over 2,000 journals, and the American Chemical Society, among the richest of […]

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Public Knowledge Project Receives Arnold Grant

October 30th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Public Knowledge Project Receives Arnold Grant

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce that it has received a six-month planning grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.   Project web site: http://advancing-pkp.org/ This funding will enable PKP to commence a comprehensive review of its open source publishing software and related services to ensure they continue to address the evolving […]

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