Description of issue or problem I’m having:
The Publisher ID field do not appear unless Keywords field is active. If only the Publisher ID is selected, the field Publisher ID does not appear.
Steps I took leading up to the issue:
A journal (in a multijournal platform) have the DOI configuration with %x, so they need to activate the publisher ID field for publications in Settings/Workflow/Submission/Metadata.
We have this field activated, but it does not appear in the submission screen of the article, in the publication tab. It does not matter if the article is published or if we unpublish the article.
But when the Keywords field is activated (in Settings/Workflow/Submission/Metadata) at the same time than the Publisher ID, both fields appear in the submission screen.
What I tried to resolve the issue:
We have checked the DOI configuration, and apparently is everything OK, we have selected the option “Enable for Publications” in the publisher ID section and then clic the Save button.
We have tried to replicate this issue in a test journal in the same site, and it gave the same problems.
The solution we have found is to enable Keywords metadata, and then is apparently solved because both fields appear and we can edit them.
In this journal this is an acceptable solution, but maybe other journals who do not want to use Keyword but the want to have the Publisher ID field to create a customised DOI would have a problems with this issue.
Application Version - e.g., OJS 3.1.2:
We have OJS version 220.127.116.11, and we have a multijournal administration, we have migrated from OJS 2 half a year ago.
Journal webpage: https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/
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