General questions about PKP-PN

Hello everyone,

I am writing to you as a member of the Open U Journals’ team, an open access scholarly journal platform developed by the university of Bordeaux. I am working with the IT team @hcl and @mathiasv.

We are using OJS version and we are actually testing OJS on a test platform.

We wonder about the PKP-PN plugin. We have read all the documentation, but some of our questions remain outstanding issues.

First of all, we get some questions about access: once a trigger event has been initiated, where are articles made available to users? Where the reading public can access to the content? I would be glad if you could send me an example of an archived journal publicly available!

Our second question concerns one of our journal, which have just decided to cease the pubilcation. We are hoping to use PKP-PN plugin to archive the content. Since back issues are deposited in the archive when the plugin is enable, I suppose it would be a good solution. Can anyone confirm that we can use PKP-PN even if the journal has announced to stop?

Thank you in advance for your answers and have all a great day.

Best regards,

Dear Marion,

The short answer is that PKP PN trigger event hosting is not yet available for public use. When it does become available, it will be possible to use it in the manner that you describe: published articles archived in the PN will be restored and made available via a restore OJS instance hosted by PKP and accessible via a PKP-managed domain.

In the meantime, if you wish to provide readers with access to a legacy journal that is no longer accepting new submissions or publishing new content, it can continue to be hosted via OJS with both user registration and submissions disabled. This will allow readers to navigate issues, search published articles, and access legacy content.

When development and testing is complete, we will share a public announcement with additional details about PKP PN trigger event hosting. At that time, it will be possible to remove your OJS install to trigger an offline event and your journal will be restored at its new PN restore URL.



Dear Michael,

Thank you for your reply, this is very helpful. By any chance, do you know approximatively when development and testing will be complete? In any case, I’ll watch for announcements!