Automatic Indexation and DOIs

This page goes over how to ensure your e-journal is set up to index in the DOAJ, Google Scholar, or any other repositories available.

Google Scholar Plug-in

Articles and issues from your journal are automatically indexed in Google Scholar once you enable to Google Scholar Plug-in in the back end of OJS. In order to find the Google Scholar plug in, you will need to navigate to the Settings > Website page and select the Plug-ins tab:

OJS has many plug-ins, using the "Ctrl+F" search is a good way to locate the plug-in you are looking for. Opening the "Ctrl+F" feature and typing "Google Scholar" should bring you to the plug-in in moments.

Directory of Open Access Journals Plug-in

Similar to the Google Scholar plug-in, the DOAJ Plug in allows for the automatic indexation into the Directory of Open Access Journals. However, before your journal will be indexed there, you do need to submit an application to the repository.

If you would like to apply for indexation in the DOAJ, please contact Gabriel Feldstein and the Digital Scholarship Group.

Creating Direct Object Identifiers

Direct Object Identifiers are like ISBNs for online journal articles. They are unique links that bring researchers to your originally published source. Creating DOIs is an important way to professionalize your journal and allows for researchers to easily find and cite your original work. Creating DOIs in OJS is automated and easy as well.

There is a plug-in, just the like ones above, for DOIs. After you have navigated to Settings > Website > Plug-ins, use the "Ctrl+F" to bring up a search bar and type in DOIs. Clicking on "Settings" in order to view DOI information.

Assigning DOIs will create new ones for all of your articles - and it is highly recommended to use the format OJS provides for creating DOIs, just to ensure the links will work properly.

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