Add HTML viewer support to OPS

OPS currently only displays posted preprints in PDF format. This is the most common format used by authors, but a Publishing Services client asked for HTML viewer support as well for the following reasons:

  • They could provide authors with an HTML template to use and the posted preprints would look nicer
  • HTML is a better format for mobile viewing
  • HTML is a better format for accessibility
  • Other preprint server software tools largely do not display HTML, so it would offer

It would be great if the HTML viewer plugin could be ported to OPS for this purpose.

Hi Amanda,

We are trying to make all first “Feature Request” posts follow the same structure. We hope this will make it easier to understand the requests and, at the same time, ensure that no relevant information is missing.

Could you please edit your post following this template?

Describe the problem you would like to solve
Example: Our editors need a way to […]

Describe the solution you’d like
Tell us how you would like this problem to be solved.

Who is asking for this feature?
Tell us what kind of users are requesting this feature. Example: Journal Editors, Journal Administrators, Technical Support, Authors, Reviewers, etc.

Additional information
Add any other information or screenshots about the feature request here.

You can use this post as a reference.

Best regards,