Sprint Report #6: Enhanced Editorial Reports

June 28th, 2019 by  | 2 Comments

Internal statistics in OJS are crucial to improve editorial workflow management. These metrics (e.g., the number of submissions in the system, average time to review, acceptance rates, etc.) support internal evaluations, facilitate account reporting to funding agencies, and enable users to report on a journal’s readership and editorial performance. In short, they allow journals to […]

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SFU Sprint Report #5: UI/UX

June 20th, 2019 by  | 1 Comment

Over the past few sprints, UI/UX (user interface and user experience) has become an increasingly important and popular topic. Our SFU Sprint in May 2019 was no different. At this event, a team was formed to look at UI/UX issues, specifically, the manuscript submission workflow in the yet-to-be-released OJS 3.2. To learn more, we chatted […]

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SFU Sprint Report #4: Crossref Integration

June 17th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #4: Crossref Integration

At the SFU Sprint in Vancouver last month, a small group of Crossref staff, PKP staff, and some library community members met to review the latest OJS (3.1.2) Crossref plugin. Just ten days prior, PKP and Crossref had a meeting to discuss the formation of a working group that would help address some of the […]

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SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

June 13th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #3: Multilingual Emails

Open Journal Systems (OJS 3) has been translated into 28 languages. Used by more than 90 countries around the world, it truly is an international system. Translation has – and continues to be – of utmost importance. Here we rely heavily on our community for support. At our SFU Sprint in May 2019, one team […]

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SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

May 31st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #2: Accessibility

Motivated by upcoming legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario, our second SFU Sprint report comes from our accessibility group. Sprinters set the bar high and completed two very important projects: (1) a roadmap to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA accessibility of the OJS platform; and (2) a draft module for […]

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SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

May 29th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on SFU Sprint Report #1: Documentation

Our first report from the SFU Sprint May 6-7, 2019 covers three topics, all related to OJS documentation: email templates, plugins, and upgrading. As an affiliated event with the Library Publishing Forum, we welcomed a large number of library professionals to the table, many seeking to work on non-technical projects. Documentation was by far one […]

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One Sprint Down, Two More to Go

May 16th, 2019 by  | Comments Off on One Sprint Down, Two More to Go

Sunshine. Waterfront views. And great ideas. Our first sprint of 2019 has come and gone, with more than 10 projects completed over the course of two days. Of these projects, about two thirds were non-technical, proving you don’t need to know how to code to sprint with PKP. The best part, as always: sprints make […]

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Register now for SFU Sprint

January 21st, 2019 by  | 2 Comments

Are you an OJS, OMP, OCS or OHS user? Do you have ideas on how to make these products better? Then get ready to sprint! The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) invites you to our SFU Sprint May 6-7, 2019 in our hometown of Vancouver, Canada. And because PKP doesn’t exist without you – our community […]

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