OCT, 2015

Editage and the Public Knowledge Project strike a strategic partnership to offer editing services and educational content

October 05, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA; USA)Editage, a leader in English-language editing and publication support services, announces a strategic partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), a multi-university initiative that develops free open source software and conducts research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. Through this partnership, Editage makes available discounted services—editing and journal support—to users of Open Journal Systems (OJS) created by PKP. OJS is an open source software made freely available to journals worldwide with the aim to make open access publishing a viable option for more journals. Users of OJS, both individual authors and journal editors, can directly access Editage services by downloading the Editage plugin.

James MacGregor, PKP’s Publishing Services Coordinator, says: “We are very pleased to be able to offer Editage services to authors and editors directly within OJS via a simple plugin. Furthermore, Editage has very generously offered to make these services available at a discount to all users of the software. These services will be invaluable to authors in particular who are looking for an extra bit of assistance in polishing their work; and to editors, who can use the available editing and publication services to better their final published works. This is just the start of a fruitful partnership between Editage and PKP, and we look forward to seeing what the future brings.”

Apart from editing services, Editage will make available its comprehensive author educational resources—Editage Insights— on the PKP School website, which is an online, open, self-paced collection of courses designed to help improve the quality of scholarly publishing around the world.

Donald Samulack, PhD, President, U.S. Operations of Editage, states “We’ve been following very closely the progress of PKP, and appreciate not only their vision, but the fact that OJS as an open source scholarly publishing platform allows societies, journals, and academic library communities to explore and develop novel publishing offerings. We are proud to align with their mission, and to continue to develop services and tools crafted for the PKP community.”

About Public Knowledge Project (PKP) (pkp.sfu.ca)

Established in 1998, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a not-for-profit multi-university initiative dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. PKP has now expanded and evolved into an international and virtual operation developing free, open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. Since 2005, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library has served as the administrative and operational home for PKP and is responsible for software development and support, PKP Publishing Services, and other administrative activities.

About Editage (www.editage.com | @Editage on Twitter)

Editage is the flagship brand of Cactus Communications (CACTUS), recognized worldwide in publishing and academic communities. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, to bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and to accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to help them create compelling, high-quality scientific communications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights.