your PKP follower power and journal publishing experience is asked.
Does your journal publish author biographies - why, why not? What are the pros/cons?
We are currently migrating a journal to OJS. For the scientific article section, we do have author biographies for each author in the PDF (usually a short paragraph of 5-10 print lines) and we could add them as well to the details page.
Some pros and cons I see from our side:
- Added value
- Reader can get a better insight of the published work
- Tedious work to copy over from the manuscript if the author doesn’t enter the biography during submission
- Details page may get very long
- What do some search engines with the content do? - the biography may decoupled from the article and it is not clear that the biography is a snapshot at the time the article was published
Thanks for your feedback!