OJS metadata could not be saved - wrong url redirection without inde.php in address


I recently updated the OJS to After upgrade, I am facing problem in saving the metadata.

From the admin/editor panel, when try to update the metadata like from http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ira/editor/viewMetadata/608 and on clicking save, it directs to the page http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/ira/editor/saveMetadata (without index.php in url ). Metadata can’t be updated.

Same thing happens when in the role of Author, tried with new submission, at step 3 http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ira/author/submit/3?articleId=649 when click on ‘Add Author’ then it redirects to http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/ira/author/saveSubmit/3 (i.e. again without index.php ) and could not add the author.

I am stuck as not able to update metadata of current submissions nor new manuscript could be submitted (with more than one authors).

I am not using any redirects in conf file.

Please provide any hint, or support to resolve this.


Removing the “index.php” component of the URL is the function of the “restful_urls” setting in config.inc.php. If enabled, it strips “index.php” and requires URL rewriting at the server level.

The restful_url settings is not enabled in config file, (no URL redirection/rewriting setting changed in original config.inc.php ) still it is removing the index.php from URLs when saving the article metadata (also the user profile page saving has same problem). Other page/links on site are working fine (have index.php in urls).

Also tried with clearing the cache (from admin panel), but problem is still there.