PKP 2017 Sprint Report: New User Mediation

October 5th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

Three Sprint participants (Clinton, Rahul, and Svantje) worked on a new user mediation (or new user approval system) for OJS. Objectives In OJS 2.4.8 and OJS 3.0.1, user registration is either all-or-nothing: journal managers decide whether users can self-register, or when the journal manager must register all users.  A recurring request has been to allow […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Open Typesetting Stack

September 29th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

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

September 28th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Documentation Update and Architecture

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

September 27th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on 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

September 26th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on 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

September 25th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

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

September 22nd, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

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

September 21st, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

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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Another Successful PKP Conference!

September 18th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Another Successful PKP Conference!

Thanks again to everyone that was able to join us in Montreal for the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference and Development Sprint. When we held our first conference back in 2007, we had no idea it would still be going strong a decade later. Our partners at Erudit were amazing hosts, ensuring the best […]

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PKP 2017 Early Bird Registration Closing May 31 – and Updated Program!

May 29th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Early Bird Registration Closing May 31 – and Updated Program!

UPDATED: We’re extending the Early Bird rate to June 9! We’re incredibly excited about how the program for PKP 2017 is developing — take a look! With speakers like Dominique Bérubé, Jean-Claude Guédon, Micky Metts, Charlotte Roh, and our own John Willinsky, as well as panels providing perspectives on scholarly publishing from the global south […]

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