This episode is our second episode on PKP conference. Ina Smith talks about open access publishing situation in south Africa and the idea of universities as scholarly publishers using Open Journal Systems (OJS). Alec Smecher introduces PKP and its products, especially OJS; how it can facilitate the peer review and publishing process. He explains how people can use this free open source software. Juan Pablo Alperin talks about their study on the influence of social media on the scholarly communications. In the end we have a very interesting interview with John Willinsky, the founder of PKP, about the project and its ups and downs. This episode is the last episode of the first season. The next season will start in December. Hope you enjoy it!
- Juan Pablo Alperin talk on the effect of social media on scholarly communications (Scholcomm Lab): https://youtu.be/8xpgvxR3Wso?list=PLg358gdRUrDX1GlGhayhO4pJMO3PWNbTx
- Ina Smith’s talk on African Open Access Scholarly Publishing: https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2017/paper/view/605/376
- PKP website: https://pkp.sfu.ca/
- Open Journal Systems: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/