The PKP Community Forum is a vibrant user community that exists to share information, provide assistance, and help users work in the OJS software. You can search through existing topics or, if you cannot find what you need, submit a question.
So, what is the PKP?
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) "is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing." Through their efforts to expand and improve access to research, they released the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open source software under the GNU General Public License. Scholarly Exchange® service uses the OJS software and frequently refers journal managers and editors to their resources, as outlined here.
The PKP provides extensive resources and documentation to help you set up, work through, and troubleshoot your journal. The following documentation is especially useful and relevant:
- Getting Started
- Learning OJS 3
- PKP has created a library of templates for OJS. The frontend templates are most pertinent to the setup of your journal.
- The PKP School has a number of courses, including OJS for Journal Managers and OJS for Editors which are particularly useful.
- PKP provides additional resources including Getting Found, Staying Found.
Software Tutorials for Specific Functions
The following tutorials, provided by PKP, are for particular activities of functions of the software you will need to know to be successful.
The Scholarly Exchange® hosting service currently provides the OJS 3.