After 10 years in the scholarly publishing industry, PKP Publishing Services offers solutions for every possible publication need, for every budget. We provide the right platform, the best documentation, and the expert support you need, all backed by the renowned Simon Fraser University Library.

OJS Hosting

Welcome to working with the pros. Our staff, including librarians, developers, communications, publishing and systems experts, are ready to stand behind you. In an increasingly convoluted scholarly publishing world, work with us to ensure that your publishing foundation rests on the following pillars:

Support When You Need It:

Direct support from leading experts in the field, including publishing veterans; librarians; and PKP developers. Back-end technical support to suit any need, including commercial-grade servers; redundant daily and weekly backups; and access to developers who work with the system every day.


We make thinking about the future easy. As a publisher, you should have a preservation plan in place to ensure that your published content remains available in perpetuity. Our staff are ready to help you craft your own preservation plan, and all of our OJS hosting plans come with inclusion in PKP’s distributed preservation network. If you are interested in other preservation options, we’re here to help.

Indexing and Discoverability:

Whether it’s being indexed by Google Scholar; adding your content to Crossref; or being listed in DOAJ, we wrote the book on getting it done. Our librarian staff are here to make sure your content is found in all the right places on the web.

Presence and Best Practices:

Part of being a successful publishing service is looking and acting it. We can help with branding, design, and implementing best practices for your public-facing pages. With our assistance, you will lead with your best and most professional foot forward.

Long-Term Viability:

We aren't a fly-by-night operation looking to make a buck from third-party hosting: we are the developers of the most popular open source scholarly publishing tools in the world, with well over ten years of hosting experience, and with the full institutional support of Simon Fraser University Library behind us. Your publishing endeavour - your data - is safe in our hands! 

Find out more about our OJS hosting plans here

Other Plans

We also provide full support for the following: 

  • Press Hosting Support: for publishers or authors to manage manuscript workflow and publishing using Open Monograph Press (OMP). 
  • Conference Hosting Support: to manage registration, submission and other components of their conferences online using Open Conference Systems (OCS). 
  • Custom Development Services: for hosted and non-hosted clients, if you require customizations to any core PKP applications. 
  • Consultation: for non-hosted clients, we are happy to provide our expert support for consultation, sponsored development, training sessions, and more. 
  • Services for Large Organizations (coming soon): we provide individualized hosting and other support packages for organiations who need a wider range of services than described above. 

About Us

Based out of the SFU Library in Burnaby, Canada, PKP Publishing Services offers support for your software hosting or customization needs. We are the developers of Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems, Open Harvester Systems, and Open Monograph Press. We are librarians, coders, publishing and communications experts, and talented sysadmins. We are the experts in helping you make the most of your online publishing projects. As our customer, you will not only receive direct, personalized support from the PKP Development Team, but will be contributing to the ongoing development of the PKP applications. All funds raised by PKP Publishing Services go directly toward enhancing all of our free, open source software. Read more about our team here