Open Monograph Press (OMP) has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project. For general information about OJS and other open research systems, visit the PKP web site.
OMP is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2. See the file docs/COPYING for the complete terms of this license.
Third parties are welcome to modify and redistribute OMP in entirety or parts according to the terms of this license. PKP also welcomes patches for improvements or bug fixes to the software.
Recommended server requirements:
* PHP >= 5.3.7 * MySQL >= 4.1.1 (including MySQL 5.x) or PostgreSQL >= 9.1.5 * Apache >= 1.3.2x or >= 2.0.4x or Microsoft IIS 6 * Operating system: Any OS that supports the above software, including Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows
As PKP does not have the resources to test every possible combination of software versions and platforms, no guarantee of correct operation or support is implied. We welcome feedback from users who have deployed OMP on systems other than those listed above.
A secure deployment can be best achieved by using the following policies:
* Dedicate a database to OMP; use unique credentials to access it. Configure this database to perform automated backups on a regular basis. Perform a manual backup when upgrading or performing maintenance. * Configure OMP (config.inc.php) to use SHA1 hashing rather than MD5. * Configure OMP (config.inc.php) to use force_ssl_login so that authenticated users communicate with the server via HTTPS. * Install OMP so that the files directory is NOT a subdirectory of the OMP installation and cannot be accessed directly via the web server. Restrict file permissions as much as possible. Automated backups of this directory should be roughly synchronized with database backups.
OMP can be downloaded from the Public Knowledge Project web site.
Please review this document and the RELEASE document prior to installing OMP.
To install OMP:
1. Extract the OMP archive to the desired location in your web documents directory. 2. Make the following files and directories (and their contents) writeable (i.e., by changing the owner or permissions with chown or chmod): * config.inc.php (optional -- if not writable you will be prompted to manually overwrite this file during installation) * public * cache * cache/t_cache * cache/t_config * cache/t_compile * cache/_db 3. Create a directory to store uploaded files (submission files, etc.) and make this directory writeable. It is recommended that this directory be placed in a non-web-accessible location (or otherwise protected from direct access, such as via .htaccess rules). 4. Review and apply the patches recommended for your version of OMP. The Public Knowledge Project development team maintains a publicly- available list of recommended patches for each release. These will add no new functionality and will typically consist of small, easy-to-read patches for specific issues. A Recommended Patches list for your version of OMP can be found on the PKP development wiki: <http://pkp.sfu.ca/wiki/index.php/OMP_Recommended_Patches> To apply a recommended patch, open the bug report and download the attached patch file(s). (Note that bug reports can quite often include a number of patches, some relevant to the application (ie. OMP) and version you are running, and some not. Ensure that you download all and only the patches specific to your application and version.) For each patch you download, first attempt a dry-run application of the patch, to ensure that it applies cleanly: $ patch -p1 --dry-run < PATCH_FILE If the patch applies cleanly, then run the following command, which will actually apply the patch: $ patch -p1 < PATCH_FILE "PATCH_FILE" should be replaced with the path to the patch file that was downloaded, e.g. "6276-omp.patch". 5. Open a web browser to <http://yourdomain.com/path/to/omp/> and follow the on-screen installation instructions. Alternatively, the command-line installer can be used instead by running the command "php tools/install.php" from your OMP directory. (Note: with the CLI installer you may need to chown/chmod the public and uploaded files directories after installation, if the Apache user is different from the user running the tool.) 6. Recommended additional steps post-installation: * Review config.inc.php for additional configuration settings * Review the FAQ document for frequently asked technical and server configuration questions. * Review the plugins/generic/usageStats/README file for additional statistics processing requirements/configuration.
To add support for other languages, the following sets of XML files must be localized and placed in an appropriately named directory (using ISO locale codes, e.g. “fr_FR”, is recommended):
* locale/en_US * help/en_US * registry/locale/en_US * plugins/[plugin category]/[plugin name]/locale, where applicable
The only critical files that need translation for the system to function properly are found in locale/en_US and registry/locale/en_US.
New locales must also be added to the file registry/locales.xml, after which they can be installed in the system through the site administration web interface.
Translations can be contributed back to PKP for distribution with future releases of OMP.