Batch addition of galleys to present OJS submissions?


We have a case where a journal has used OJS for submission management and peer review, but published their content on a separate web site. Submission records exist for articles but not for issues. Now we want to add the published fulltexts to OJS for the backlist, and preferably connect them to the already existing article records in OJS so that the journal can keep the submission/review history.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a batch workflow? Can the native XML plugin handle partial updates of existing (unpublished) records if matched on submission ID, e.g. the addition of galleys? Just thought it might be worth the effort, if the journal could keep the administrative data for the published articles in the same records.

(The journal currently runs OJS 2.4.6, but we are planning to upgrade to OJS3.)

Hi @martinpub,

Hmm, we don’t currently have code permitting the updates of existing records in either OJS 2.x or 3.x, though we’ve made some provisions for adding those features later (see pkp-native.xsd).

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thanks @asmecher, good to know. It would be a good feature but I understand if it’s not high-priority.