Showing year 1970 in citations


#1

Dear Sir,
I am using OJS3, and surprisingly the article citation format is showing year 1970. But always we used current day date during production. Still it is for first 8 articles published.
Here, you can see “How to Cite” http://updatepublishing.com/journals/index.php/jsa/article/view/2 the year showing is 1970.
And, even in google scholar also, the same is showing https://scholar.google.ae/scholar?hl=en&q=Effect+of+sodium+chloride+stress+on+the+pigment+and+biochemical+variation+of+pigeon+pea+(Cajanus+cajan+(L.)+Millsp.)&btnG=


#2

Hi @journal123,

Can you check that the date_published column in the issues table is set appropriately? Was this content upgraded e.g. from an OJS 2.x installation, or created within OJS 3.x?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#3

Dear Sir

The date field is always correct. Thae OJS3 is not an upgraded one but the
journal itself is brand new.
In current issue
http://updatepublishing.com/journals/index.php/jsa/issue/view/1 the date on
the top (issue published date) is changing everyday, it should not be like
that.
Also please note the articles are continuously publishing. And
surprisingly out of the 18 articles published only first 8 articles have
this citation 1970 problem. Remaining articles are fine.


#4

Hi @Update_Publishing,

What exact version of OJS 3.x are you using?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#5

Dear Alec
Site is not upgraded from 2.x it’s freshly installed as 3.0.2


#6

Year problem solved in db table published_submissions > date_published field not set, Now its fine


#7

I am also having this issue.

This is a new OJS 3 installation, but so far, I have been using the Wuick Submit plugin, as we have a backlog of articles to publish.

an example is:

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mri+diffusion+bajada&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=Maternal+factors+and+the+male+to+female+birth+ratio+in+Malta+

for

http://mmsjournals.org/index.php/MDHG/article/view/26

Is there any metadata to use to force google in accepting this as a 2017 publication, rather than 1970?

Not all articles are behaving this way.

Stephen


#8

Hi @ssciberras,

What version of OJS are you using?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#9

version 3.0.2

Stephen


#10

Hi @ssciberras,

I don’t see a 1970 date on either of those two URLs – can you post a screenshot or similar?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#11

Actually, this is the screenshot of one of our authors, who checked the artilce on google, and alerted us to the problem.

I have found a number of submission with the date 0-0-0 and i have fixed those. Maybe it is just a question of time until Google updates its searches, as most of the artilces now appear correct.

I was thinking fi this would have something to do with the Quick Submit plugin, but am not sure why only half of our artilces had this problem.


#12

Hi @ssciberras,

What specific version of OJS are you using?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#13

Version 3.0.2

Thanks

Stephen


#14

Hi @ssciberras,

When you use the QuickSubmit plugin to enter an article, you should be asked to enter a publication date. Is it possible that this field was left empty for some articles or something similar?

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#15

it is possible. I will have to check again.

However, once the article gets published, should this field be updated?

Thanks

Stephen


#16

Hi @ssciberras,

In the case of the QuickSubmit plugin, we can’t assume any publication dates – e.g. that the date of entry into OJS is a valid publication date to use – because that is most often not the case, and might provide bad data to external systems (e.g. Google Scholar).

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team