I am currently using OJS 2.4.7 and were asked by journal accreditation body to make the number of abstract views, PDF views and article download stats available for public viewing. I have browsed through older forums and php files inside the OJS folders to look for clues on pertaining issues but came to no avail. Hence, if anyone here in this forum has any sort of idea on how to come about to solve this issue (a step-by-step guide would be helpful) please reply to this post and your answer would be much appreciated.
DOAJ is a right pain. They impose all sorts of bureaucratic requirements but do not do significant quality checks so some seriously dodgy journals are in their index. I would make a best effort to meet their requirements and not worry if you don’t satisfy every requirement to make maximum points.
It is useful to be included so your journal can be found but I wouldn’t go so far as to call them an accreditation body.
I understand your frustration, Philip, but I’ll stick up for DOAJ here. They’re a small group working on a tough problem that comes with large numbers and no firm boundaries. Distinguishing profiteering publishers from new entrants publishing real science is hard and nobody has really figured out how to do it yet in a way that doesn’t favour existing incumbents (some of whom may also be profiteering) overmuch or skew against e.g. publishers in developing countries. PKP is able to defer to DOAJ’s work on this, which saves us a lot of effort.
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Thanks @philipmach for your suggestions and @asmecher for your concern. The problem with my boss is that he won’t take no for an answer. He told me that it is incumbent for us to meet their requirements and that the job is not impossible as there is another journal capable of doing so. Please refer to this journal site for an example of what he was expecting to have: http://pagepressjournals.org/index.php/aiol/article/view/5439
Hence, if any of you know exactly how they managed to place in the details of the abstract and PDF views, please let me know.
Perhaps. It depends on where you want this to display.
Are you familiar with PHP and Smarty? Note that in the article.tpl, most of the content is wrapped in an if/else which keys on whether or not a $galley is currently set. To display a count on both pages, you could place code outside of this if/else.