PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Open Typesetting Stack

During the Fall 2017 PKP Sprint event in Montreal, one of the groups decided to focus on improving the current user experience of the Open Typesetting Stack, the OJS3 Open Typesetting Stack plugin, and the Texture WYSIWYG editor used by the Open Typesetting Stack.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

  • Published on September 28th, 2017
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At the 2017 PKP Sprint, the Documentation Update and Architecture group worked on a prospective Roadmap for Updating PKP Documentation, aiming to solve broader issues related to the organisation, redundancy, and hosting of distributed documentation across all PKP software. Starting with a focus on the way documentation is presented on https://pkp.sfu.ca and also the PKP Wiki, the group made […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Upgrading OJS XML Import/Export

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Mark Jordan and Dimitris Efstathiou During the PKP 2017 Conference Sprint Sessions, one of the tasks we decided to work on was the development of a process which, given a natively exported OJS 2.x XML file, the OJS 3.x natively exported XML file is being created.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Internal Statistics

During the 2017 PKP Conference Sprint, our group was responsible to propose enhancements and improvements to the internal workflow statistics of OJS. Our group included Juan Pablo Alperin, Alex Mendonça, Israel Cefrin, Joelle Hatem and had collaborations from Alice Meadows and Ina Smith.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Book Sprint

Participants in the Book / Documentation sprint group included: Kenton Good, Andrea Pritt, Jennifer Chan, Jordan Cloutier, Sonya Betz, Mariya Maistrovskaya, Ali Moore, Dana McFarland, Suzanne Jay, Andrea Kosavic, Olga Perkovic, Jeanette Hatherill, Bronwen Sprout, and Roger Gillis.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: REST API

One of the new and exciting feature being released with OJS 3.1 is the REST API. This innovation has the potential to unlock several new opportunities for OJS users. The API will offer great flexibility and ease OJS integration with other platforms. The members of the group identified the following goals: Improve the existing token […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Making Metadata Fields Required

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Angus F., Sophy O., Alec S., and Ilyass T. During the sprint event at the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference, we formed a small subgroup to introduce OJS 3.x coding by working on a small real-world feature addition. This also illustrates a typical way in which a feature […]

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Sprinting is for Everyone

  • Published on July 14th, 2017
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New to sprinting? Not a coder? Not to worry — there is something for everyone at a PKP sprint. PKP sprints typically focus on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues or make enhancements that will benefit everyone. But good software development […]


PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

  • Published on July 12th, 2017
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PKP is pleased to be holding the 2017 sprint in Montreal, immediately preceding the PKP Conference, co-hosted with Érudit at the University of Montreal. The format will be, as always, in an unconference style, and we invite you to propose topics of interest that you would be willing to lead during the sprint. On the […]


Join us for the PKP Conference Book/Documentation Sprint

  • Published on June 1st, 2017
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The upcoming sprint at the PKP conference in Montréal on August 2 and 3 will also include a “Documentation sprint.” The documentation sprint will have two focuses: one focus will include participants working to finalize a new edition of the Getting Found, Staying Found guide. This will include doing some updates, revisions, and expansion to […]