Prefix "doi:" should not precede the URL

The Display guidelines for Crossref DOIs says that URLs of the form “should not be preceded by doi: or DOI:.” This is followed in, e.g., APA’s DOI Display Guidelines Update.

I’m seeing “DOI:…” in the article landing page and “doi:…” in the how to cite page.

Could you suggest ways to fix this, please?


Hi @fgnievinski

What OJS version do you use?

For OJS 2.4.8:
You would need to change it in the templates:
For article display, you would need to remove {$pubIdPlugin->getPubIdDisplayType()|escape}: from this line: ojs/article.tpl at ojs-stable-2_4_8 · pkp/ojs · GitHub. If you eventually also have DOIs for galleys then also from this line: ojs/article.tpl at ojs-stable-2_4_8 · pkp/ojs · GitHub.
For APA: you would need to remove “doi:” from this line: ojs/citation.tpl at ojs-stable-2_4_8 · pkp/ojs · GitHub.

I will also tag @NateWr, if we would like to follow these guidelines, or keep it the way we do it now, i.e. with “DOI:” ? – I do not know why one should not use it – I do not see the real meaning of the guidelines…


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Yeah I’m not totally convinced on the lack of labelling. I wonder if they’ve considered the accessibility implications of that guideline.

Still, I’ll cc @Vitaliy in on this so he can bring it to the theme team for discussion.

I think the point there is just not to use things like “DOI:10.1234/12345” which was the original guideline. Instead a full url should be used. (see DOI display guidelines - Crossref => “Why not use doi: or DOI:?”)

That said, I do not think that “DOI:” is a problem at least on the landing page. In APA case it is just a matter of following the updates of the guideline. I think that APA long had “DOI:10.1234/12345” format in the guideline.

Hi @fgnievinski
Your are talking about article’s reference list or article’s own DOI?

The article’s own doi.

How can I show the DOI web path in short DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6637764

instead of this like this DOI:

In this page

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