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PKP and Crossref are collaborating to help publishers and journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) take better advantage of Crossref services. As of 2014, PKP has become a Sponsoring Organization of Crossref, and as such will be providing much improved Crossref integration and overall support for the service. Additionally, PKP can now act as a sponsor representative for OJS journals wishing to apply for Crossref membership, and is in some cases able to waive fees.

DOI and Associated Metadata Export

PKP is working with Crossref to improve the level of overall DOI export support provided within OJS. OJS has included a basic manual export plugin for several years; this plugin will be extended in the following ways, and will be freely available to any journal using OJS (2.4.5+).

  • automatic DOI deposit to Crossref on article publication (2.4.5);
  • inclusion of other article metadata in the Crossref deposit, including author ORCID iDs; article abstracts; and more (OJS 2.4.5);
  • inclusion of FundRef funding data (forthcoming);
  • support for the CrossMark publication record service (forthcoming);
  • and more.

Future Development Plans and Milestones

The Crossref Export/Registration plugin is still undergoing active development. We intend to focus on the following enhancements from OJS 2.4.8 and, particularly, into the OJS 3.0 release.

  • UI/UX review of both the Public Identifier Plugin and the Crossref Export/Registration Plugin;
  • Add the option to check current DOI status (rather than simply the deposit status), for example whether DOIs are currently “live”;
  • Extend the Crossref deposit XML to include abstracts; reference lists; and more;
  • FundRef; CrossMark additions

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