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OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby quofet » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:12 am


I have scoured the PKP website and associated FAQs, documentation, etc... but the answer to the following question is not clear to me:

Can OJS and OCS be integrated such that the user has one login, and one profile page, etc?

I really cannot see asking users to create an account at OJS for the journal submissions, and again for signing up for a conference?

Thanks for more information about this. Might I suggest that such be added to the FAQs of each software?

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Re: OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby mendesrocha » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:08 pm

I am also interested in a solution for this integration.
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Re: OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby swilson » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:28 pm

Wondering if there was ever a solution to this question. I'd be interested in seeing how you did the integration. Thanks.
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Re: OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby jamief » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:55 am

Definately there is a need for OJS/OCS integration (for example, the entire login/user module).

At the moment the only solution I have managed is to join OJS / OCS and a CMS (Joomla) together.
It's a bit tricky but what I get then is control over every single menu item in all three platforms, which I can use the Joomla ACL functions to control. So I can mix my OJS and OCS menus if I need to into one menu block. (My papers, My conferences, My profile). If I have a conference organiser who will publish the papers in an OJS journal after the conference, I can give him/her access to the editorial controls in a single menu block as well.

The good thing is the entire core of the OJS and OCS do not need to be touched, it is all done through template hacks.

My most recent project is http://www.gamblingstudies.org where they have a conference coming up (OCS for the submission and Joomla CMS for the informational part), a best paper submission (OJS submission) and a Call for papers for an upcoming Journal issue. Later we will add a public forum for the papers (either a forum like this one - PHPBB or a joomla forum addon. We maintain as much as possible a single template look by using Joomla templates and taking the main template.css information and making that the css for the OJS and OCS as well. Not perfect, but it pretty much works!
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Re: OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby levonk » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:46 pm

I am also interested in integrating OJS and OCS. Has there been any progress?
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Re: OJS and OCS connection/integration

Postby asmecher » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:26 am

Hi levonk,

No, nothing yet. One lightweight and likely very easy way of doing this will be by using database views to get the two applications to share the same "sessions", "users", and maybe "roles" tables; note that you'll still need separate databases for each application, but can use views to selectively merge them.

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