How to create XSD format for Index Copernicus?



I want to upload issues in Index Copernicus. However, there is no plugin for exporting XSD files in OJS 3.0.2. Is there any other way through which I can convert XML files into XSD and upload to Index Copernicus? Index Copernicus accepts only XSD files. I am using OJS 3.0.2


I uploaded three issues all manually. So, I am also looking for this.



Yes, If we have to upload manually, it will be a big pain. I tried converting online, but it doesnt work.


You could always use XSLT, but doing the first conversion would be a lot of work.

Are you only uploading metadata?


It was a pain in the a** really. But I had no alternatives. It took me a few days to upload three issues. I uploaded whole articles including references and .pdf files.

I would love to see a plugin which can automatically do most of the job. I dont know whether it is feasible.



Did anyone find a better way for Index Copernicus since the last discussion. They have deprecated the old format and have a new publisher panel now?


anyone found a solution for xsd format?

We just registered to Index Copernicus and if there is no easier solution, it will be a lot of work to bring all retrospectie articles to index manually…


We are in the same situation. Moreover the new publisher panel by Index Copernicus is very unstable and many things are not translated to English.


I started manually…putting one bibliographic item by one is getting me crazy…


Hi all,

Can someone link to a schema or DTD for the import format? This conversion probably isn’t a priority for us to write at PKP, but I might be able to suggest some starting points.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Tea


Here is the link to the XSD. Thank you.


Hi @pcansf,

That’s a fairly simple schema, although it contains classifications that OJS doesn’t share, so some manual designation would be necessary. It would be possible to either write a stylesheet to convert OJS’s export XML into the required schema, or to write an export plugin to generate the Copernicus XML directly; if someone had the time to put into it, I’d recommend the latter. It would not be a complex task.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


Hi all,
sorry to ask again.

But did anyone try to work on XML scheme like Alec suggested?

I am sorry, if I would have knowledge, I would do it by myself…But I do not know how to do it.

Wish you a nice day,


We have the same question.


Me too. The same question and status as that of @martinca.


A have written a simple export plug-in for copernicus citation index.
It works only with ojs 2.4.x.
Maybe it will be useful



Hi all,

@a-vodka, excellent, we’re always happy to see third-party plugin work! If you’re interested in getting a code review on this and having it added to the plugin, please let me know.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


I feel its a must for all journal. I hope some one can port it to OJS 3.1+


Ok. I’ll try to do it. But I need someone, who help me with testing.


I will help with testing.