Removal of the OJS generated DOI from archives pages and the website

"* You must remove the DOI from your archives and website pages. These are not working and give a false impression to readers.

Please complete the corrections before… and let me know.
Deputy Head of Editorial (Workflow)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)"

Upon receiving this instruction, we initiated efforts to comply with the requirement. However, we encountered challenges in effectively removing the DOIs from our platform. Notably, the DOIs in question are generated through Open Journal Systems (OJS) and are not registered with any DOI services. Additionally, our previous membership with Crossref, which facilitated DOI registration, has lapsed due to outstanding dues, resulting in our inability to access their services.

In an attempt to address the issue, we undertook the following steps:

  1. Disabled DOI Generation: We disabled the DOI generation feature from the Distribution Settings within our journal’s OJS to halt the creation of new DOIs for upcoming content and remove the previous ones.
  2. Unpublished and Republished Content: To prevent the visibility of existing DOIs on our website, we temporarily unpublished the affected issues and articles. Subsequently, we republished them, hoping this action would remove the DOIs from public view.

Despite these measures, the DOIs persist on our website, indicating a technical challenge that requires expert intervention.

Any specific instructions or technical assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Hi @editorjll Welcome to the PKP Community Forum! :grinning:

In order to better support you, it is important that you share with us the version of OJS you are using.

In the meantime, assuming you have OJS 3.x, do you want to remove ALL DOIs from your journal? If so, you can try disabling the DOI plugin. By doing so, there will be no DOI in your journal; please consider if this is what you need.

If you want to remove the DOI only from some manuscripts, you must:

  1. Go to the Publication tab of the submission ID and Unpublish

  1. Go to Identifiers
  2. Click on the Clear button
  3. Save the changes
  4. Schedule For Publication

The above should remove the DOI for that ID submission, you must replicate the same steps to the ID submissions you want.

Thank you for your response. we use OJS 3.4.0.3
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Here, the DOI is disabled, then went to the article, the article was first unpublished, then scheduled for publication, and published. The same result was given; the article published with the same DOI.

Hola, al eliminar el MÓDULO DE IDENTIFICADOR PÚBLICO en una revista se borró automáticamente en otra. ¿Cómo puedo hacer para importar de nuevo el MÓDULO y que me aparezca la opción para configurar el DOI?
Muchas gracias