Some of our editors would really like to see the reference numbers showing up on the summary page (Institutional Subscriptions). Very often they see small changes in the institution name, but the reference number is stable.
Thanks for the suggestion. As you may know, the user interface in OJS 3.0 has been redesigned and while subscription support will not be included in the initial 3.0 release, it will be ported from OJS 2.4.x in a subsequent 3.x release. The page layout will be updated and there may be room for additional summary information (like the reference number), but I can’t make any promises at the moment.
In the meantime, it would be relatively easy to modify the existing OJS 2.4.x page template (templates/subscription/institutionalSubscriptions.tpl) to add the reference number or replace one of the existing fields.
Instead og showing the obvious ‘Institutional subscription’ under ‘Subscription Type’ it could be replaced by the reference numbers. Just a suggestion
Thanks for the pull request – I’ve created an issue to go with it (Add reference numbers to subscription list · Issue #3794 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub) and forward-ported the pull request to the
master branch. It should be included in the next release (either OJS 3.1.1-3 or 3.2, depending on a few practical details).
Public Knowledge Project Team