Join us for the upcoming virtual PKP Annual General Meeting

July 26th, 2022 by  | 2 Comments

PKP is hosting the 2022 AGM and we value attendance from the community. Our software continues to improve because of the input of community members, users, software developers, editors, librarians and people in scholarly communications. Therefore, we would like to extend this invitation to you! Please join us on August 4th at 8 AM Pacific […]

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Improving how we collect community feedback

July 20th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Improving how we collect community feedback

Our software improves with each new version because the changes that we make are informed by input from our community of scholars, publishers and librarians around the world. As this community grows, it is more important than ever for us to manage the feedback we receive. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the changes […]

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Helsinki Sprint 2022 Notes Released: Contributor Roles

July 8th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Helsinki Sprint 2022 Notes Released: Contributor Roles

In June 2022, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies hosted a PKP Sprint in Helsinki, Finland. The Sprint involves PKP community members forming groups to tackle PKP software and support. This is a summary of one such group’s work.

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Call for New Members: Documentation Interest Group (DIG)

April 4th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Call for New Members: Documentation Interest Group (DIG)

April 4, 2022 PKP is seeking new volunteer members to join the Documentation Interest Group, a community-led PKP working group that manages, creates, and improves documentation about PKP software and publishing best practices. This is a great opportunity for a community member to get more involved with PKP, network with PKP partners and other organizations, […]

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PKP Announces Long-term Support (LTS) Software Releases

February 15th, 2022 by  | 2 Comments

PKP has accepted a proposal from the Technical Committee to adopt a Long-term Support (LTS) policy in order to help our community run and maintain our software. This decision will help our community of users schedule their upgrades by providing a fixed timeline for major software updates. We encourage anyone who hosts our software to […]

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PKP Enables Diamond Open Access

January 27th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on PKP Enables Diamond Open Access

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), has been, by design and since its inception over two decades ago, developing software that enables scholars from around the world to professionally peer-review and publish their colleagues’ work without charging them or the public to read this work. By creating open source (free) software that distributes the power to […]

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Introduction to PKP’s Code of Conduct

December 1st, 2021 by  | 1 Comment

                  Introducing PKP’s Code of Conduct  Preamble The PKP Equity and Inclusion team has developed a new Code of Conduct to provide guidance and expectations for behaviour for the entire PKP community. PKP’s Code of Conduct was written to ensure a safe and positive experience for all […]

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Open access journals must be preserved forever

November 4th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Open access journals must be preserved forever

PKP is delighted, on this World Preservation Day, to share an important update on Project JASPER, our partnership with DOAJ, Internet Archive, CLOCKSS and Keepers Registry. We initiated Project JASPER a year ago with an express goal to preserve no-fee journal content all over the world – much of which is published on Open Journal Systems. […]

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Open Access for the non-English-speaking World

November 2nd, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Open Access for the non-English-speaking World

Open access is not only about barrier-free access to research by readers, it’s also about barrier-free access by researchers to publishing their research. Barriers to researchers publishing can include high author payment charges (APCs), lack of support to write and publish in one’s native language or about one’s local context, and lack of access to […]

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Implementing your ORCID Plugin for OJS/OPS? Help is Here.

October 27th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Implementing your ORCID Plugin for OJS/OPS? Help is Here.

ORCID and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) are proud to announce a new set of documentation resources for the ORCID Plugin for OJS, which is freely available in the OJS Plugin Gallery. With this plugin, authors and researchers can ensure their work is properly and thoroughly credited and that their time investment and administrative burden […]

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