Ranking Search Results in OJS

Hi there,

I have a question about the order of the search results, for example for an authors name. There doesn’t seem to be a particular order (for example publishing year or alphabetical order). Is it some kind of ranking how much an article was viewed? Are there more factors which play a role?

Kind regards

Hi @UBWolf,

The built-in search engine is based roughly around the number of “hits” in a document. In cases where you’re searching by e.g. author name there won’t be much to distinguish between two hits, so the ordering you’ll see will be left to the database system to invent. For journals wanting more control over searching/indexing, I usually recommend the Lucene plugin.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi Alec,

thank you very much :slight_smile:

Kind regards