Reference list at chapter level in OMP 3.1.2-4

Hi there!

We are wondering if there is any way to add a reference list for independent chapters in OMP 3.1.2-4?

In this example we were able to add the references list only at book level: Estudios geológicos y paleontológicos sobre el Cretácico en la región del embalse del río Sogamoso, Valle Medio del Magdalena | Libros del Servicio Geológico Colombiano

We would appreciate any feedback, thanks!

Hi @asoto,

I did some testing with different versions of OMP and I don’t believe it is possible to do this. Currently, there is only 1 field for all references to be entered.

If you would like to see this as a feature, please let us know and I can change the topic of this as a Feature Request for future consideration.

Kind Regards,
Public Knowledge Project Team


Thank you @pmangahis

Yes, please change the topic!

I would add to the Feature Request the possibility to have a single pageview for each chapter, exactly the same as OJS for articles, but in these case for book chapters, as well as to record download statistics at the chapter level.

I could draft the request with a graphic if worth it.


I thought it would be worth mentioning the reference as well as keywords feature at the chapter level. It may be linked to the initial chapter landing page feature at Initial work for chapter landing pages in OMP by ajnyga · Pull Request #729 · pkp/omp · GitHub


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Dear Team;
I would like to request @asmecher @withanage & @ajnyga to kindly consider this feature of reference inclusion separately for each chapter as Add Google Scholar support for chapters by withanage · Pull Request #1061 · pkp/omp · GitHub work is already in progress.
I believe this would be very helpful for reference citation count by google scholar (references that have been cited in a book chapter).


Hi @aabahishti,

I’ve merged that change for release in OMP 3.4.0.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


Dear @asmecher
I hope you are doing well. I just made a fresh test installation of OMP3.4RC3 and noticed that this reference metadata at the chapter level is not available which was a long-awaited feature request (Just to mention that the reference metadata is available at the monograph level but not for individual chapters).
we use OMP to publish edited volumes and conference proceedings where each chapter contains its own reference list and it’s important to have the reference metadata visibility at the chapter level in order to count the citation in book chapters by GS.
May I request you consider this feature request (option to add & expose references separately for individual chapters) in future updates?

Hi @aabahishti / all,

I’m aware of the feature request but I’m afraid we haven’t had the capacity to work on it; pull requests are always welcome for review!

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Thank you for confirmation of not introducing this feature in upcoming release.
Hope someone can work on it in future.