CrossRef products and OJS 3.1

We are about to move our journal to OJS 3.1.0. We want to find out which of the following CrossRef products we are currently using we will also be able to implement in OJS 3.1.0:

  • Depositing CrossRef XML’s with full-text URL’s, CrossMark data, text-and-data mining links.
  • CrossRef Funding in the submission workflow (can this be drawn into publication?)
  • CrossCheck similarity in the submission workflow
  • CrossMark information in the XML deposit and widget on publishing pages
  • We are looking to implement CrossRef Cited-by-linking on the published article pages, but are currently depositing the DOIs from our references

Hope someone can give me some assistance on this.
Regards
Nadine

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Hi @NadineWubbeling

The following Crossref products from your list are supported in OJS 3.1.0:

  • Depositing CrossRef XML’s with full-text URL’s,
  • text-and-data mining links, if you mean the element collection property="text-mining"
  • Crossref funding on submission level, as extra plugin provided via OJS plugin gallery

We are currently working on Crossref Reference Linking (and deposit), which is the requirement/basis for Cited-by – I think then it is not much to add Cited-by too. Thus, this functionality could come soon.

We do not support CrossMark and CrossCheck at the moment.

Best,
Bozana

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Dear Bozana

That is great news, thank you for giving me some feedback. RE CrossMark, is there no way on a published paper to thus include the CrossMark widget at all. I have read somewhere it is easy to add to the pages?

Kind Regards
Nadine

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Hi @NadineWubbeling

Maybe that would be a small change… Could you give me a few examples, what would be needed? – Else I’ll do a small research – I think I did it already once, but I’ve forgotten… :-\

Best,
Bozana

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Hi @bozana here are some examples:

  1. The implementation on our current website: http://www.sajs.co.za/perspectives-wild-medicine-harvesters-cape-town-south-africa/leif-petersen-andrew-m-reid-eugene-j-moll-marc-t-hockings

  2. CrossMark page with the widget details: https://www.crossref.org/get-started/crossmark/. The different widgets one can install: http://crossmark.crossref.org/widget/v2.0/readme.html

Hope this helps a bit. Thanks for the prompt response and willingness to help Bozana!

Regards
Nadine

Hi @bozana am just following up on this. We need to work on including our CrossMark links before we go live. Have you had time to look into this yet?

Kind Regards

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Hi @NadineWubbeling

Sorry for the delay… :frowning:
I was not able to see your web site – I get not found response – to see how do you assign the DOIs and record/register the changes/updates i.e. use the Crossmark.
I read the Crossmark guidelines and here is what I think would be currently possible in OJS and how:
From this page https://www.crossref.org/get-started/crossmark/:
I suppose you have already done the step number 1.
For the step number 2, to create and provide a policy page: either you could use the current i.e. an external page or probably better to create a policy page in OJS using the Static Pages Plugin (and then register that page i.e. update your DOI for the policy page).
The step number 3 also have to be done manually – there is currently no support for Crossmark in OJS. Maybe you could use the regular OJS DOI deposit and then only manually deposit the Crossmark part as stand-alone data.
Step number 4 (Provide DOIs for items being corrected or updated) is the tricky one, I think: OJS supports above all the Crossref DOI assignment on an article level and currently does not track the versions/changes. The Crossmark, on the other side, expects that a new article version has a new DOI in the best case.
Thus, I believe, currently only the “Example3: In-Situ Correction” from this page https://support.crossref.org/hc/en-us/articles/115000501246 would be possible. That means that you would have only one DOI for an article and that DOI would not change when article changes. But you would provide different PDFs, e.g. original and corrected ones, that would be linked to from the article view/landing page.
I am not sure if it would also/better work if you would assign DOIs also to the OJS galleys – I would have to think about this possibility…
That’s why I wanted to see how you proceed currently – how do you assign DOIs, on which objects (article or file level) and according to that how do you currently use the Crossmark. Could you explain and show it to me?
Step number 5: if you use the Dublin Core Indexing Plugin there is already this meta tag on the article view/landing page: <meta name="DC.Identifier.DOI" content="10.9876/tj1.v1i2.3"/>. I hope this is enough and would word with Crossmark button, but maybe to double check it with Crossref.
Step number 6 and 7, applying the Crossmark button: according to the “Example 3: In-Situ Correction” here https://support.crossref.org/hc/en-us/articles/115000501246, the Crossmark button should be applied to the article view/landing page as well as PDF i.e. full text files. I am not sure if every article and file should contain the Crossmark button, also if there are not changes/updates? – I believe so. To apply/insert the button in the article view/landing page you would need to insert that piece of code in the appropriate OJS template (that would lead for the Crossmark to be inserted into every article view/landing page) – either to hard-code it or to implemen a plugin or a theme. This should not be a problem.
To apply the button to the PDF files you would need to do that manually when you create the PDF to be published, I suppose using that open source tool “pdfmark”. How do you do it now?

Does this help a little bit?
Best,
Bozana

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Has there been any update on this lately?

Hi @pcansf

It is still in development process – it will depend on a new, yet not published Crossref API to automatically get the citation DOIs, and this is still in work…

Best,
Bozana

Has there been any update on this lately? It would be good to deposit references directly from the Crossref plugin.

Hi @pcansf,

I’ve added the Crossref Reference Linking plugin to the Plugin Gallery. It’s compatible with OJS 3.1.2 (and we’ll be maintaining it for compatibility with future releases too).

The github repository is here, if you’re interested: https://github.com/pkp/crossrefReferenceLinking

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

@asmecher Is this compatible with OJS 3.1.1.4 as well?

Hi @seisense,

No, the current release of that plugin requires OJS 3.1.2.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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This is great. We have not yet upgraded to OJS 3.1.2 but will give it a try once we are there. Thank you!

It does work with 3.1.1.4 as well. The only error is that you can not open reference section if you want to edit the references. If you disbale it, it works fine.

Is this compatible with OJS 3 only? OJS 2 does not?

Regards,
Elisabete Oaida
Pesquisa Florestal Brasileira

Crossref just made using the Crossmark service free. https://www.crossref.org/blog/encouraging-even-greater-reporting-of-corrections-and-retractions/

As I understand PKP working in close collaboration with Crossref, will there be any re-prioritization for Crossmark support in OJS?

Your thoughts: @asmecher

Thank you.

Hi @pcansf,

I haven’t looked into it myself, but I do see some experimentation with Crossmark happening over here: CrossMark support

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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