OJS Blog Archives

Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Predatory Business Practices

FOSS projects are not often built by people who value censorship, and there is a strong belief within most FOSS communities that projects should thrive on their merits, and not use legal weapons to silence critics and competitors. Public Knowledge Project (PKP) using predatory business practices in order to maintain total monopoly over OJS services and price gouging.

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An Alternative for Publishers in Africa

African publishers can fall prey to dubious, self-serving, non-profit publishing support establishments that have tried to carve out a monopoly in the industry. These companies receive large amounts of public or government money, but fail to provide even standard levels of service. Most of this funding ends up in their executive’s pockets.

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Getting into Google Scholar

Google Scholar, one of the largest A&I services in existence, indexes almost any journal and likely accounts for more than half of all referrals to online journals. Google Scholar is also very important as its large open index of scholarly articles is easily accessible for most readers. It also does an excellent job of finding multiple versions of scholarly articles and theses.

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