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Change a single custom DOI

Postby HRiegler » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:22 am

Dear Support Team,

I know, one is not supposed to change a DOI once it is assigned to an object and the OJS is designed to adhere to this principle. However, I accidentally assigned a wrong DOI. We use custom DOIs for our journal and every time I publish a new article (maybe once a week), I enter the DOI manually to the Metadata of the article. Yesterday I omitted three digits, so now a wrong DOI is displayed at the article page, while the correct one is printed in the pdf and registered with Datacite. How can I correct this wrong DOI? I guess I have to do it directly in the database (read: tell our system admin to do it, since I do not have the privileges). Where would one find the entry which has to be changed?

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Re: Change a single custom DOI

Postby JasonNugent » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:52 am

Hi Heike,

You don't mention what version of OJS you're using but if it is a recent version all DOIs for articles are stored in the article_settings table. You'd need to find the record with the article_id corresponding to the article in question, with a setting_name column of 'pub-id::doi'. Just update that record and set the setting_value to what you want.

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