Regarding past issues of journals, is OJS software involved (in any way) in setting up (the desired) URL request forwarding: from a legacy, pre-OJS URL format to the OJS URL format?
If indeed OJS software is involved—in any way—in setting up this request forwarding, and if (apparently) a journal has been maintaining parallel, duplicate domain names, then does (or can) OJS software still set up this forwarding correctly (whether automatically or not)?
For information regarding this, I have searched:
- PKP Tutorials;
- Open Journal Systems Documentation, including section 2.14. Import/Export Functions;
- PKP Wiki, including its Importing and Exporting Data page;
- PKP Community Forum;
- PKP GitHub issues (open & closed); and
- PKP Bugzilla issues (open & closed).
Here’s why I ask. Although the following request URLs all forward correctly to OJS-format URLs (although the first two strangely differ in their result):
this next request URL (and, note it’s identical, except for containing DK) instead gives “404 error: (Not Found)” (apparently from the www.firstmonday.DK domain):
The First Monday journal uses two domains:
- Firstmonday.DK; and
Presumably, identical requests to both domains should return identical results.
This journal’s duplication (in two domain names) is for historical reasons (as described in the First Monday History section of their Editorial Policies webpage):
“Valauskas, Dyson, and Ghosh purchased First Monday in December 1998…First Monday’s address changed from www.firstmonday.dk to firstmonday.org, with pointers from www.firstmonday.dk to firstmonday.org…”