PKP School has been developed to help new publishers and editors build their skills and knowledge in using PKP software as well as in increasing the quality and effectiveness of their publications.

You have two options for working through these courses:

THE FIRST OPTION is to simply audit the course. There is no fee for this option, and you can work through the various modules as best fits your personal learning needs. Registering for a free account is required.

THE SECOND OPTION is to register for a certificate of completion. This requires completing all of the modules and activities as well as a practicum. This also requires the payment of a fee. Further details on certification requirements and fees are available on each course web site.

All of the courses are online and self-paced. Although online learning is often a solitary activity, we have tried to build in opportunities for you to interact with the instructors and other students through the comments board found at the bottom of each module and unit page. Please make use of this feature to share your thoughts and opinions and to provide supportive, constructive feedback to your co-students. We also recommend that you share what you are learning with your co-workers, supervisors, colleagues, friends, and family. Let them know what you are discovering and how it is changing your practice. Learning is a social activity, and the more you can share your ideas with others, describe new concepts, and reflect on your experiences, the richer your learning will be.

The OJS for Editors and Becoming an Editor courses are made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Public Knowledge Project and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

PKP also acknowledges the financial support from the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). Without their support, this project would not have been possible.

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Copyright Notice

The materials created by PKP, including all software and documentation, are the copyright of the SFU Library (Canada), but are made available under a GPL or Creative Commons CC-BY license, allowing you to use and re-purpose for your own needs, including translation. Any external content (e.g., Youtube videos) are covered by their own, individual licenses. Please see those original materials for details.

The Public Knowledge Project has used the following names since 2000 and asserts trademark over them:

  1. Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
  2. Public Knowledge Project | Publishing Services (PKP|PS)
  3. PKP School
  4. Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  5. Open Monograph Press (OMP)
  6. Open Conference Systems (OCS)
  7. Open Harvester Systems (OHS)