I’m getting duplicate/triplicate article entries in each issue when uploading xml files to the native import export tool.
We are using ojs 3.2.03 but I have found this problem in earlier versions of ojs 3 as well.
I believe the problem comes into play when you start the upload and move off of the results tab.
I know it sounds a bit strange. But I have reproduced this a few times now.
- import the file as normal and you will get the results tab.
- Click to the import tab again before you get any data in the results tab. Then click the results tab again. Go back and forth a few times. I did this 5 times.
- Wait for the results to come in and you will get duplicate issue warnings messages.
- View the back/future issues. You will see the table of contents has duplicate issues. In my case up to 6 instances of the same article. (5 clicks between the tabs plus the initial upload = 6)
Not every article is repeated 6 times I think it just depends on where the system is in processing the data. Also note that I ran this on a journal that I newly created so there would be no existing submissions.
To avoid duplicates I simply just upload and wait on the results tab.
I haven’t yet determined if clicking to different windows (ie. opening the submissions window) would produce the same results.