Simon Fraser University

Public Knowledge Project Publishing Services

Public Knowledge Project Publishing Services (PKP|PS)

Primary Contact:
Brian Owen
Associate University Librarian/PKP Managing Director

Program Overview

Provide online hosting and related technical support at no charge for scholarly journals and conferences that have a significant SFU faculty connection (e.g., a Managing Editor) or to support SFU-based teaching and research initiatives.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: other (The SFU Library provides the administrative and technical home for PKP and its related activities, such as PKP Publishing Services. In return, PKP|PS provides the technical expertise and infrastructure support for the SFU Library’s scholarly communication services. PKP|PS staff work closely with the Library’s liaison librarians.)

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (.2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (25); PKP|PS in-kind (75)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven and graduate student journals (10); scholarly conferences (2)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners:

External partners: SFU’s Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing

Publishing platform(s): OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: COPPUL; LOCKSS

Additional services: digitization; software customization/development

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Hosting and related support for Open Monograph Press (OMP).
PKP Publishing Services is not a typical library publishing operation. By virtue of being the developers of OJS and other PKP software, we are able to offer technical support that may not be feasible for other library publishing services. View All Entries