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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Location of known journals using PKP’s Open Journal Systems

December 9th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Location of known journals using PKP’s Open Journal Systems

PKP’s software is widely used around the world, but it is only now that we feel confident in stating that Open Journal Systems (OJS) is supporting over 25,000 active journals, collectively publishing up to a million articles per year. Keeping track of this large user community is challenging, but comprehensive and research-based data collection regarding […]

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Public Knowledge Project Accessibility Statement

August 12th, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Public Knowledge Project Accessibility Statement

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is committed to providing a user experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To achieve this, a new OJS Default Theme was developed by PKP for OJS 3.3 and higher, and was audited for accessibility barriers. PKP is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of the […]

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Supreme Court of Canada Supports York University Appeal

August 3rd, 2021 by  | Comments Off on Supreme Court of Canada Supports York University Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has issued an important decision in the longstanding dispute between the collective society Access Copyright and York University over paying royalties on course readings. Although the high court did not squarely address the practical effects of the ruling, it affirmed that Access Copyright’s tariffs are not mandatory and that fair […]

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