What is the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)?

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality of, and access to, scholarly communication as a global public good. Since its inception, PKP has been developing free and open source software (FOSS) including Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Monograph Press (OMP), and Open Preprint Systems (OPS) to facilitate scholarly publishing, while researching, as well as advocating for, open access in line with this mission.

More than 30,000 journals in 150 countries use OJS to publish research in 60+ languages, making it the most widely used scholarly publishing software in the world. In 2022 PKP became an SFU Core Facility, allowing PKP to draw on the institutional support of the Office of the Vice President, Research and International, in addition to its ongoing close working relationships with the SFU Publishing Studies program and the SFU Library and its Digital Publishing division.