Facilitating Fair Copyright Compensation in Canadian Universities

July 5th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Facilitating Fair Copyright Compensation in Canadian Universities

During the first week of June this year, Canada’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology issued its Statutory Review of the Copyright Act Report, after an exhaustive and expensive Canada-wide polling of opinion. The result of a legislated five-year review of copyright, the report’s first recommendation is to strike this review mandate from the […]

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4Science Joins PKP Strategic Partners

July 3rd, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce that 4Science, part of the Itway Group, has joined PKP as a strategic partner. Though not a new friendship, we are thrilled to formalize this partnership. Increased collaboration and sharing will enable us to better serve OJS communities around the world.

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Sprint Report #6: Enhanced Editorial Reports

June 28th, 2019 by  | 2 Comments

Internal statistics in OJS are crucial to improve editorial workflow management. These metrics (e.g., the number of submissions in the system, average time to review, acceptance rates, etc.) support internal evaluations, facilitate account reporting to funding agencies, and enable users to report on a journal’s readership and editorial performance. In short, they allow journals to […]

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SFU Sprint Report #5: UI/UX

June 20th, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

Over the past few sprints, UI/UX (user interface and user experience) has become an increasingly important and popular topic. Our SFU Sprint in May 2019 was no different. At this event, a team was formed to look at UI/UX issues, specifically, the manuscript submission workflow in the yet-to-be-released OJS 3.2. To learn more, we chatted […]

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SFU Sprint Report #4: Crossref Integration

June 17th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #4: Crossref Integration

At the SFU Sprint in Vancouver last month, a small group of Crossref staff, PKP staff, and some library community members met to review the latest OJS (3.1.2) Crossref plugin. Just ten days prior, PKP and Crossref had a meeting to discuss the formation of a working group that would help address some of the […]

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SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

June 13th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

Open Journal Systems (OJS 3) has been translated into 28 languages. Used by more than 90 countries around the world, it truly is an international system. Translation has – and continues to be – of utmost importance. Here we rely heavily on our community for support. At our SFU Sprint in May 2019, one team […]

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Introducing PKP Developer Docs

June 6th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Introducing PKP Developer Docs

Are you a software developer using OJS and/or OMP? Need help building themes, writing plugins, or developing new features? If so, help has arrived. PKP is excited to announce the launch of our Developer Documentation (aka Developer Docs). This new site is part of the PKP Docs Hub, our home for all PKP user guides. […]

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SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

May 31st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

Motivated by upcoming legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario, our second SFU Sprint report comes from our accessibility group. Sprinters set the bar high and completed two very important projects: (1) a roadmap to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA accessibility of the OJS platform; and (2) a draft module for […]

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SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

May 29th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

Our first report from the SFU Sprint May 6-7, 2019 covers three topics, all related to OJS documentation: email templates, plugins, and upgrading. As an affiliated event with the Library Publishing Forum, we welcomed a large number of library professionals to the table, many seeking to work on non-technical projects. Documentation was by far one […]

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Announcement: PKP Joins OPERAS

May 27th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on Announcement: PKP Joins OPERAS

The OPERAS Core Group has unanimously accepted PKP’s application to join OPERAS as an international partner. Coordinated by OpenEdition and Huma-Num, OPERAS (Open Access in the European research area through scholarly communication) supports research infrastructure in the social sciences and humanities. Its main goal is to enable “Open Science as the standard practice.”

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