Need a bold design? New “Immersion” Theme for OJS

May 24th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Need a bold design? New “Immersion” Theme for OJS

There’s a new theme in town – and it isn’t shy. PKP is pleased to present “Immersion,” a bold, artistic design for journals using OJS 3.1.1+. If you want to stand out, this theme’s for you.

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One Sprint Down, Two More to Go

May 16th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on One Sprint Down, Two More to Go

Sunshine. Waterfront views. And great ideas. Our first sprint of 2019 has come and gone, with more than 10 projects completed over the course of two days. Of these projects, about two thirds were non-technical, proving you don’t need to know how to code to sprint with PKP. The best part, as always: sprints make […]

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Applying the Logic of Intellectual Property Incentives Outside the Law

May 13th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Applying the Logic of Intellectual Property Incentives Outside the Law

One common interpretation of intellectual property law is that it is not so much about protecting a creator’s natural law property rights (as is the case with bicycles and beachfront properties). Rather, intellectual property law is about motivating individuals to create and invent for the benefit of all.

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Altmetrics Come to OJS: Announcing the Paperbuzz Plugin

April 30th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Altmetrics Come to OJS: Announcing the Paperbuzz Plugin

PKP is pleased to announce the release of the Paperbuzz Plugin for Open Journal System (OJS) versions 3.1.2 and above, built in cooperation with the Paperbuzz team at Impactstory. This new plugin will bring free altmetrics (an alternative to traditional citation-based metrics) based on open data to thousands of OJS journals.

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We’re going to Pittsburgh! PGH Sprint 2019

April 17th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on We’re going to Pittsburgh! PGH Sprint 2019

There really is something “mighty” about Pittsburgh (PGH). While the city advertises sports teams, history, and architecture as its main attractions, we have a slightly different reason to celebrate, and visit, this “Mighty. Beautiful.” town.

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PKP 2019 – Call for Proposals Now Open

April 1st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2019 – Call for Proposals Now Open

Share your story, knowledge, or research! The Public Knowledge Project invites proposals for participation in the 7th PKP International Scholarly Publishing Conference. The conference is co-hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and will take place on campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain from November 20-22, 2019, with a pre-conference sprint November 18-19.

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Going All In with OJS 3

March 19th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Going All In with OJS 3

On February 25, 2019, Cultural Anthropology, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), was relaunched on OJS 3. Yet this relaunch was not the beginning of the SCA’s relationship to OJS and its creator, the Public Knowledge Project. In some ways, it marked the culmination of a relationship that extends back over […]

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PKP Documentation Update

March 14th, 2019 by  | 2 Comments

The PKP Documentation Interest Group (DIG) has been hard at work. Together, with the PKP community, we’ve been busy updating, editing, and creating documentation on the new PKP Docs Hub.

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Calling for Greater Public Accountability in Big Pharma’s Patent Collaborations

March 12th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Calling for Greater Public Accountability in Big Pharma’s Patent Collaborations

My beat on SLAW.ca is typically, if not all too predictably, the copyright trials and tribulations of scholarly communication. I’d be the first to admit that matters of access to this body of knowledge are relatively straightforward compared to what takes place next door with patent licensing, especially when pharmaceuticals are involved.

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OJS 3.1.2 Released

March 1st, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce the release of Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3.1.2. We would like to thank the PKP community, including support from our global network of sustainers, developers, and publishing clients, for making this update possible. This release includes minor bug fixes and enhancements as well as several new […]

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