The Public Knowledge Project: Open Source Platforms for Open Access Scholarly Publishing

The Public Knowledge Project, dating back to 1998 and the developer of the world’s most-widely used journal management system, is among the initiatives contributing to a new age of public access to research and scholarship.

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education, Stanford University and Professor (Part-Time) Publishing Studies, SFU and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, SFU Library. John started the Public Knowledge Project in 1998 at the University of British Columbia in an effort to create greater public and global access to research and scholarship through the use of new publishing technologies. The PKP is focused on extending access to, and the accessibility of, knowledge through online sources.