Bug 8323 - fixes for referral plugin
fixes for referral plugin
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General
3.0b
All All
: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2013-07-18 17:43 PDT by Juan Pablo Alperin
Modified: 2013-07-22 12:49 PDT (History)
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Description Juan Pablo Alperin 2013-07-18 17:43:15 PDT
The Referral plugin is great, but hugely under-utilized. 

I propose we make the following changes: 
- filter referrals using bot list (this may be done?)
- when a referral hits OJS more than x number of times, approve it automatically
- if there are no referrals, do not show "Refbacks" on the article landing page
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2013-07-19 11:18:44 PDT
There's an exclusion list specific to the referral plugin that's separate from the bot list.

I'm nervous about automatic approval of hits; that can be very easily gamed.
Comment 2 Juan Pablo Alperin 2013-07-19 12:58:41 PDT
Then lets make them available to the editor. This is a great feature that has an unrealistic expectations that authors will log into a journal they've published in regularly. 

I understand in an ideal world it would happen, but we need to offer a list of referrals to approve to someone that does log in regularly.
Comment 3 Alec Smecher 2013-07-19 13:04:43 PDT
Juan, agreed. IMO the best time for exposing this to the editor will be when we rewrite this into a grid, since components are meant to address this kind of sharing without requiring a lot of code duplication. I'm not sure yet where to schedule that; it'll depend on scheduling.
Comment 4 Alec Smecher 2013-07-22 12:49:06 PDT
Moving to the Beta, as plugin review & fixes are secondary to workflow (the Alpha's target).