<br> tags between <p>

is it just me or OJS3 is adding extra <br> tags between paragraphs in article abstract view?

It looks like this:



The article presents main trends that have been present in oral history of Anglo-Saxon, German and Polish cultures since the 1960s till today.

The thesis of the article is comprised in the text’s structure: an account of the history and methodological variety of oral history in terms of definitions given – now or in the past – to a person being interviewed. According to the author, these definitions reflect epistemological horizons of researchers’ expectations, the ethical aspects of their research subject choices and ethical status of oral history in contemporary culture.
“Informer” is a term taken from sociology. It is typical for the days when oral history tried to become part of the modernist paradigm dominant in the 1960s and 70s.

A crisis in epistemology in 1980s shifted the scientific interest to linguistic aspect of cognition, introducing the term “narrator” to oral history. The author discusses two trends in which this word appears along with a category of “experience”: a German biographical method which was popular also in Poland, and a method of research formulated under the influence of Alessandro Portelli, in which the main role is played by relations between a narrator/speaker and a historian.

On the other hand, the concept of “a witness to history”, predominant in Polish oral history, represents specific epistemological and ethical paradoxes which have their origins in circumstances, in which this domain of “civic historiography” was born.

Finally, the author focuses on ethical issues of conducting an interview, and a problem of transcribing and editing an oral narrative.


I’ve checked the source in article editor and there are no extra <br> tags there.

I’ve blocked it locally with CSS but it essentially disables <br> tags in abstract in case anyone would like to use it.

Hi @szmigieldesign,

Can you check to see whether those are coming from the nl2br modifier in the template? Edit templates/frontend/objects/article_details.tpl and find the line:


Change it to…


If that resolves the issue, please confirm and I’ll remove that modifier – it shouldn’t be necessary, I don’t think.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team