Public Knowledge Project

The Public Knowledge Project comes to Stanford as a key player in a world-wide open access movement that would make scholarship no longer a matter of privileged access but part of a public right to know. With the appointment of PKP’s director John Willinsky to a professorship in Stanford’s School of Education, this project has found a new home in the Stanford Humanities Lab, reflecting ongoing commitment to new ways of producing and presenting knowledge.

Thinking about starting a journal, or making an existing one more widely available? Involved in running a conference? Looking for ways of strengthening research capacities and cultures in institutions abroad?

Over the last decade the Public Knowledge Project has been increasing the scholarly and public quality of research through the use of new online technologies. It has developed the most widely used open source software for the management and publishing of journals, for the running of conferences, and for indexing of online resources.

Through Public Knowledge at Stanford, faculty and students will have the opportunity to utilize (at no cost) PKP’s open source systems to host and manage journals and conferences in which they are involved, with the goal of making more of this work publicly and globally available.

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Or contact Henrik Bennetsen - bennetsen[AT]gmail[DOT]com for more information

As well, the Public Knowledge Project welcomes collaborations with partners from across campus in devising new ways of publishing of monographs, exhibition catalogues, archives that enable more of this work to be made publicly available online, in ways that increase the public reach and scholarly value of the work that is associated with this university. PKP has a strong record of funded research and development initiatives through just such partnerships. PKP will continue to conduct research on the impact of this new access to knowledge, as well as support the strengthening of scholarly publishing in developing countries through its initiatives in Africa, Latin American and South-East Asia.