What Goes into the "Path" Field on the Create Journal Form?

Description of issue or problem I’m having:
Upon opening the “Create Journal” form as an administrator to my OJS, the “Path” field is prefilled with “http://localhost/ojs-system”. What else am I supposed to add to this field? Could you give me a functional answer to what I need to add to this field. I am not trained in computers or networking. So if you not only answer but direct me as to how to figure out what is needed in the Path field.

Steps I took leading up to the issue:
I clicked “save” upon filling in the Create Journal Form and it gave me an error: This field is required

What I tried to resolve the issue:

Application Version - e.g., OJS 3.1.2:

OJS 3.3

Additional information, such as screenshots and error log messages if applicable:

Hi @AndrewS,

The path should be something that you want to use to identify the journal as part of the URL. The path localhost suggests that you don’t have a domain name configured for your OJS instance - you’ll want to do that (or talk to your systems administrator or hosting service about doing that).

Typically, this is an abbreviation of the journal title. So, if your journal is the “Journal of Something or Other” - you could have your path as “joso” and that would be be included in the journal URL as http://journalofsomethingorother.edu/joso/index.php/joso - it’s especially important if you have more than one journal on your instance as it allows for distinguishing between them when it comes to your URL.

Hope this helps - let me know if you have additional questions.

Best regards,

PKP Team