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Crossref XML plugin for OJS

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journal, you should use PKP’s OJS Crossref XML plugin to register your content with us.

You can set up the plugin to work in one of two ways. You can either register your content with us automatically, or you can have the plugin create an XML file that you can then upload to our admin tool.

If you plan to set up the plugin to register content with Crossref automatically, you’ll need to add your Crossref account credentials into the username and password field in the plugin.

  • If you are using organization-wide, shared role credentials, you can simply add in your shared username and password.
  • If you are using personal user credentials that are unique to you, you’ll need to add your email address and your role into the username field, and your personal password into the password field. Here’s an example of what this will look like:

Username: email@address.com/role Password: your Password

To make best use of the plugin, make sure you’re using OJS version 3 or higher.

Learn more at PKP’s Crossref OJS Manual (part of PKP’s Documentation Hub).

In addition to the Crossref XML plugin for OJS, there is also an OJS reference linking plugin for Crossref. This plugin uses the Crossref API to check plain text references and locate possible DOIs for articles, and allows the display of reference lists on the article landing page in OJS.

Page owner: Rachael Lammey   |   Last updated 2020-April-08