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Modify How to Cite tool for correct APA format & DOIs

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Modify How to Cite tool for correct APA format & DOIs

Postby dcwyant » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:01 pm

We had enabled the How to Cite Item in the Reading Tools for our journal, which adheres strictly to APA style. However, the citations produced by the tool use the wrong format . The citation given for our first article is:
BENDER, K., PERRON, B., HOWARD, & JENSON, J. (2010). Bullying
Behavior Prior to Incarceration Among a Sample of Young Offenders.
Journal Of The Society For Social Work And Research, 1(1). Retrieved
June 24, 2010, from http://www.jsswr.org/article/view/5501/4190

The authors' names should not be in all caps and the article title should use sentence-style caps (with just the first word, proper nouns, and first word following internal punctuation capitalized). The newest APA formats for articles retrieved from electronic sources omit the date retrieved (simply, "Retrieved from URL". In addition to these corrections, it would be wonderful to have the Cite It tool include the DOI number assigned to the article -- although I haven't found a spot to enter DOIs in the metadata.

Are these corrections that I can make at the journal level or are they system-wide changes? Until we can get the format fixed, we're turning off the how to cite it option, but what a neat tool to be able to offer readers!
Many thanks for your help,
Diane
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Re: Modify How to Cite tool for correct APA format & DOIs

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:22 am

Hi Diane,

I believe this has already been fixed in OJS 2.3.1/OCS 2.3.2: see http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5003. The fix will be available in the upcoming OJS 2.3.2 (which we're aiming to release in August, and which should be considered stable). You can either wait to upgrade when that version is released, or perhaps try adding the fixes yourself. You should only have to take this patch and apply it directly to your 2.2.3 OJS install, and also add

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<message key="rt.captureCite.web">Web</message>


to your locale/en_US/locale.xml file (as well as to any other locales you currently support). At this point, the APA citation style should be fixed (as should MLA and Turabian). Your comments on the citation styles are very welcome, though -- and I will be responding shortly to your recent, generous citation checking offer.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Modify How to Cite tool for correct APA format & DOIs

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:32 am

Hi Diane,

Oops -- one more thing -- we will also be adding DOI information to the citation plugins (see http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4965). DOIs are generated automatically (See Journal Setup Step 1.1 for where to configure DOIs), so this isn't something you will have to set manually.

Cheers,
James
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