My question relates to DOI assignments for a journal we are publishing using OJS. The journal began with multiple issues per year, and our DOI suffix pattern was %j.%Y.%v.%i.%a, which includes the abbreviated title, year, volume, issue, and article number. However, the journal has now gone down to one issue per year, and it seems like we should eliminate the issue number, and just use the volume number and year in citations and the DOI.
My questions are:
- Will this change in the pattern cause any foreseeable problems?
- If not and I go to update the settings on the DOI Public Identifier Plugin, will I mess up the DOIs for previously published issues?
- Do I need to Clear DOI and Clear Issue Objects DOIs for the upcoming issue, and will this cause any problems for previously published issues?
I am running OJS version 220.127.116.11
Thank you in advance for any insights!