Since 2014, Public Knowledge Project have served as a Crossref Sponsoring Organization. This means PKP can act as a membership representative for PKP Publishing Services’ “enterprise” clients or eligible publishers/organizations/journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) who are not able to join directly due to financial, administrative, or technical barriers.
At present, PKP supports two kinds of sponsored memberships:
Organizations/journals from the following countries (as identified by Crossref’s Global Equitable Membership criteria, Jan 1st, 2023) may be eligible for sponsorship. We ask for both mailing and billing addresses on our membership application form and both of these need to be in an eligible country (not necessarily the same one) to qualify.
Crossref will review the eligibility criteria annually and note any changes to sponsoring organizations. The IDA reviews their criteria list annually, and while it is not common to have lots of movement, Crossref will notify members whose country moves on or off the IDA list of any upcoming fees (or the removal of them) so they can plan and budget. For further eligibility criteria and any other information, contact us.
If you believe your journal meets the PKP Sponsorship requirements and you’d like to submit an eligibility form, you can click here to fill one out. If your journal does not meet these criteria, please review Crossref’s list of sponsors to locate a sponsor that might be a better fit.
For sponsored memberships from GEM program countries, this category, PKP provides:
PKP Publishing Services provides additional Crossref support. All hosted clients can rely on our internal expertise to assist with plugin setup and support. Additionally, Enterprise clients may be eligible for sponsored membership, with DOI deposits and additional support included as part of the Enterprise hosting package. For more information, please contact us.