SAJLIS: increased manuscript submissions with OJS

July 30th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Since adopting an open access, online-only format in 2012, with its workflow managed via OJS , the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (SAJLIS) has enjoyed almost a doubling of manuscript submissions. From receiving sixteen and fifteen manuscripts in the first and second semesters of 2013 respectively, the first half of 2014 saw close to […]

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Beyond open access: Sharing research-derived knowledge with society

July 29th, 2014 by  | No Comments

PKP’s founder and director John Willinsky was recently interviewed by Editage Insights, a one-stop, cross-discipline learning and knowledge-sharing portal for academics, researchers, journals, and research publication professionals. In the first part of the Skype-based video interview, John discusses the changes and challenges in academic communication and talks about public knowledge as an idea that goes […]

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PKP Roundup – July 26

July 26th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Curious what the PKP team has been working on this week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. OJS Stable line (2.4.x): We reviewed the bug entries that are still open for OJS 2.4.5, and work is being done on those. OJS 2.4.5 is still scheduled for release at the end […]

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OpenKnowledge: Changing the global course of learning

July 18th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning — PKPs John Willinsky and Kevin Stranack are working with international partners to offer an innovative new course for anyone in the world (not for credit, no charge, via Stanford’s Open EdX platform). Have a look at our (short) promo video. The course […]

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ASAP High-Impact OA organization

July 14th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The Accelerating Science Award Program recently recognized three recipients for exemplary reuse of Open Access research. This program was co-sponsored by PLOS, Google, Wellcome Trust, and numerous other organizations. A major component of the program was the Accelerating Impact portfolio, which highlighted both the contributions of the finalists and the benefits of Open Access. PKP […]

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Enhanced support for online book reviews

July 11th, 2014 by  | No Comments

With the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Public Knowledge Project will work together to enhance OJS to better support online book reviews. The new functionality will build on the work done by FU Berlin, who provided the original iteration of the Objects for […]

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PKP Roundup – July 11

July 11th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Curious what the PKP team has been working on this week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. In the midst of summer, development has been moving along but with no major updates. We are looking at a minor OMP release (1.1.1) within a couple weeks, with a possible release of […]

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PKP Software User Experience Improvement Process

July 7th, 2014 by  | No Comments

PKP has been developing user interfaces for over a decade, but we are now implementing a more formal process that will involve greater transparency, cross-team collaboration, and user involvement, resulting in visibly higher quality software. With the launch of the new Open Monograph Press software last year and the upcoming release of the completely renewed […]

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Updated OJS usage stats

June 24th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The OJS usage statistics have been updated: according to our latest numbers, there were 7021 journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) available online at the beginning of 2014. The statistics can be found here, with a map here.

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OpenCon 2014: Shaping our Future

June 16th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Our software, Open Journal Systems, has been designed to make it easy and inexpensive to put scholarly content online, free of charge to readers. OJS, now used by over 6000 journals has been PKP’s major contribution to a movement that seeks to change scholarly communications by increasing access to research and scholarship everywhere. However, we […]

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