Making OJS 3 Awesome with Usability Testing

August 1st, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

One of our major goals with OJS 3.0 is to deliver an outstanding user experience for our thousands of journals and the many readers, authors, reviewers, editors, and librarians who use them. Since OJS 2.0 was first released way back in 2005, we’ve made continual improvements based on user feedback posted on the support forum, […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Copyediting

July 25th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Copyediting

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts (here are the first, second, and third) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation, in preparation for the upcoming release later this summer. This time, we’re looking at the copyediting workflow. Keep an eye out for a couple of major changes in […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Reviewing

July 18th, 2016 by  | 7 Comments

This is the third in a series of blog posts (the first is here, second here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation, in preparation for the upcoming release. This time, we’re looking at the review process. Because reviewers, like authors, are often new to the system, we need to make this […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Building themes for everyone with Bootstrap

May 5th, 2016 by  | 3 Comments

The theming and design group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal made significant progress towards a Bootstrap-based theme for OJS 3. Their efforts over the two-day sprint laid the groundwork for a simplified approach to rapidly styling OJS 3 that will make hundreds of potential themes an affordable future for OJS. By building on […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

The Article Level Metrics group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal aimed to provide a visualisation of the OMP usage statistics for the readers. We were a group of mostly remote participants, PKP team members and people from other institutions, working together using GitHub, Google Docs, Google Hangout and Skype. Bruno Beghelli, PKP Bozana […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

With the release of OJS 3.0 on the horizon, the documentation group at the 2016 PKP Sprint focused on creating a solid foothold for OJS 3.0 documentation for users. Members included: Vanessa Gabler (University of Pittsburgh) Jeanette Hatherill (University of Ottawa) Jeremy Hennig (University of Alberta) Jessica Lang (McGill) Mike Nason (PKP, University of New […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Submitting an Article

February 19th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

This is the second in a series of blog posts (the first is here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. This week, we’re looking at the submission process. Because authors are often new to the system, […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Registering

February 5th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. We’re interested in your feedback on the documentation, but also on the design decisions we’ve made for the new […]

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A fresh look for OMP 1.2 and OJS 3.0

December 8th, 2015 by  | 5 Comments

When we redesigned the OJS 3.0 backend in time for the beta release, we had to rush out a frontend. We’ve now had a chance to revisit the reader interface, think about the wide variety of use-cases we need to support, and put together something we’re pretty happy with. In this post I’ll give you […]

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Tackling accessibility in OJS 3.0 beta

November 30th, 2015 by  | 4 Comments

We’ve worked hard to address accessibility concerns in the new OJS 3.0 beta. When we overhauled the design, we were able to address a number of basic issues. In this post, I’ll detail some of the things we did to solve existing problems and some of the problems we plan to tackle going forward.

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