the articles have the metatag already, the metatag I am talking about are citation_title, citation_authors, citation_journal_title and citation_date, but apparently there are not enough to index google scholar.
Google (Scholar or not) tracks and indexes pages using sitemap.xml file which is a XML file parsed by crawler.
I didn’t find such file in OJS. But is possible generate one and put it on journal root folder to be indexed.
It is possible generate a sitemap.xml in hand code mode or generate it in web tools like that: https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
I was reading a doc from 2009 - https://github.com/pkp/ojs/blob/master/docs/README-SITEMAP - and it says about a manual sitemap.xml generate. But I would like to ask if there is some plan to develop a plugin (or there is already one?) which may generate a sitemap.xml for journals in OJS?
I think I was not clear. My question concerns the sitemap.xml for automatized crawler fetch (just like for robots.txt) according this Google Scholar guidance Google Scholar Help.
For example when a new issue/articles are available and I might set priority for summary/ post details and so on (just as like CMS WordPress allows through certain plugins).
But I think this solution you’ve posted (HTML sitemap built-in) is helpfull for editors that are not used to deal with hard code (or doesn´t want it). Anyway I will digg a little deep sitemap.xml effectiveness even in a manual generated mode with that tool I posted before.
Hi @anupent. I already tried your suggestion to add my sitemap to google webmaster tool. But, when i sat the grafik, it just showed submitted grafic. but for the indexed information, it said pending. What should I do then?? Thanks.
Yes, that is what I found.
Initially, when we did not submit sitemap though we added our site in google webmaster tool, we were found by google but not by scholar.
Later, when we added the sitemap in the webmaster tool, we were discovered by the scholar as well.
If anyone has a different experience, please share here.
Even if we do nothing, google search will find the articles itself, but may take 3-4 months or even longer.
Just noting that the original post’s subject identifies the OJS version as 2.3.1-2. That’s an almost 8 year old version of OJS (!) and I’d strongly recommend upgrading to either the most recent 2.4.x release (the least invasive upgrade), or 3.x (when you’re ready to tackle some workflow changes etc).
There have been innumerable improvements to OJS since 2009, including to Google Scholar indexing.
Public Knowledge Project Team