I’m pretty new to OJS so I apologise if this question has been answered before. One of our editors published her most recent issue. Unlike previous issues, the editorial does not have a hyperlinked title that takes one through to a summary page. Is there a specific setting that enables this?
The editor has checked and subscriptions are not active for the editorial so we don’t think that this is the cause. I’m going to have a few browser windows open alongside each other again, to see if anything is obvious between issues. If any other suggestions are possible, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
That’s correct – depending on your version of OJS. If there is no abstract, the title will not be linked. (The article landing page that would be linked otherwise will have very little information on it with no abstract to present.)
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Can somebody help me with this? We have a DOI registered through Crossref that is assigned to a journal article, but the DOI takes users to our OJS home page rather than the article apparently because there is no article landing page. Any ideas for what we should do in this case?
After talking with the editor again, we’ve determined that the problem probably has nothing to do with the fact that there is no article landing page. It appears that the reason the Crossref-registered DOI does not link to the article in OJS is that the original article registered with Crossref (10.5399/osu/fp.5.1.3748) was deleted in OJS and then republished. When the article was republished a new DOI and OJS article ID (3893) was created. Crossref doesn’t have any way of knowing that of course. Unfortunately we have four articles where this happened.
It occurs to us that there might be two ways to solve this problem:
We could ask Crossref to change their DOI to the new one or redirect from the old one to the new one. I doubt they’d do this for obvious reasons of persistency.
We could see if OJS allows us to change the OJS article ID to the original one .
Is the latter possible? If not, might there be another solution that we’re not thinking of?
Assuming you haven’t registered the new articles with Crossref, you can simply change the DOI on the article in OJS.
Go to your DOI PubID plugin settings, and change the option from pattern-based assignment to manual assignment:
User Home → Journal Manager → System Plugins → Public Identifier Plugins → DOI → Settings → Enter an individual DOI suffix for each published item → Save
Go to each article’s metadata, and correct the DOI to be whatever Crossref knows about. Remember: the DOI has permanence, so the fact that the pattern doesn’t match these articles is correct:
User Home → Editor → (search for article) → Edit Metadata → DOI → Save Metadata
Go to back to your DOI PubID plugin settings, and change the option from manual assignment back to pattern based:
User Home → Journal Manager → System Plugins → Public Identifier Plugins → DOI → Settings → (whatever your settings were previously) → Save
You can now use the Crossref plugin to update the existing DOI metadata.
3748 wasn’t really deleted, but was just archived, and it still has the old DOI assigned. If this is the case, open the metadata for this submission, and select “Exclude this article from DOI assignment”
3748 was deleted, but it left orphaned records in the database. If this is the case, you’ll need to check your article_settings table. What values exist for an article_id of 3748, particularly `WHERE UPPER(setting_name) LIKE '%DOI``?
Can’t thank you enough. Indeed, the problem was that it wasn’t really deleted. There was a version in editing. We wound up re-publishing that version and deleting the published version with the incorrect DOI.