Public Knowledge Project

The Public Knowledge Project is a complete online system for managing and publishing research journals. It controls every stage of the refereed journal publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. It was developed by the Public Knowledge Project with funding from Canadian and American organizations like;

  • British Columbia Teachers Federation, Vancouver
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Ottawa
  • Canadian Foundation For Innovation, Ottawa
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York
  • Faculty of Education/Teaching and Learning Grants, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Fulbright Scholar Program, Washington
  • International Development Research Centre, Ottawa
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago
  • Max Bell Foundation, Calgary
  • Office of Learning Technologies, Social Development Canada, Ottawa
  • Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation, New York
  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Washington
  • Simon Fraser University Library, Burnaby
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa
  • TeleLearning National Centres of Excellence, Simon Fraser University

More information is available in this PDF document "OJS in an Hour".

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Open Journal Systems

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

OJS Features

  1. OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.
  2. Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.
  3. Online submission and management of all content.
  4. Subscription module with delayed open access options.
  5. Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.
  6. Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors' choice.
  7. Email notification and commenting ability for readers.
  8. Complete context-sensitive online Help support.

OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.

OJS is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals, as open access can increase a journal's readership as well as its contribution to the public good on a global scale (see PKP Publications).

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Open Conference Systems

Open Conference Systems is a free Web publishing tool that will create a complete Web presence for your scholarly conference. It allow you to;

  • create a conference Web site
  • compose and send a call for papers
  • electronically accept paper and abstract submissions
  • allow paper submitters to edit their work
  • post conference proceedings and papers in a searchable format
  • post, if you wish, the original data sets
  • register participants
  • integrate post-conference online discussions

Open Conference System Quick Facts

Launched in: 2007
Website: http://pkp.sfu.ca/
Funding Partners:http://http://pkp.sfu.ca/sponsors/
Development Partners:http://pkp.sfu.ca/development-partners/
Features List: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs_documentation/
Support: http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/
Mobile Compatible: In development
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: Open-source GNU|GPL

View the Open Conference System open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

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Open Harvester Systems

The Open Harvester Systems is a free metadata indexing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project. It allows you to create a searchable index of the metadata from Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant archives, such as sites using Open Journal Systems (OJS) or Open Conference Systems (OCS).

Open Harvester Quick Facts

Launched in: 2006
Website: http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=harvester
Features List: http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=harvester
Plugins: n/a
Demo: n/a
Support: http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/
Mobile Compatible: In development
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: Open-source GNU|GPL

View the Open Harvester System open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

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Open Monograph Press

Open Monograph Press is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP will operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities.

  • Handle edited volumes, with different authors for each chapter;
  • Involve editors, authors, reviewers, designers, indexers, and others in book production;
  • See submission through multiple rounds of both internal and external reviews;
  • Utilize industry standard ONIX for bookseller metadata requirements (e.g., Amazon)
  • Create document libraries for submissions, recording contracts, permissions, etc.;
  • Handle thumbnail covers in Catalog, as well as Spotlight features;
  • Enable Series Editors to see books through review to publication.

View the Open Monograph Presss open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

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