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Make titles link directly to files in TOC?

Postby rootl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:37 am

Greetings -

We would like to have this behavior option on the TOC page:

If "show Abstract" is not selected for that journal, then each Article title will link to, and directly open, its respective file.

This would be instead of having a separate download link.

We also want "Full Issue " to be linkable and directly open the Full Issue file.

I know template files would need to be altered - let me know which (I know templates/issue/issue.tpl would be one)

Could this be incorporated into OJS 3.0 as an option? (IE journal have separate links to articles or have the title link directly)? Thanks.
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Re: Make titles link directly to files in TOC?

Postby asmecher » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:27 pm

Hi rootl,

For article downloads, templates/issue/issue.tpl is the relevant template; for issue galleys, it's templates/issue/view.tpl.

OJS 3.0 will look quite different -- when it comes time for beta testing, please have a look and feel free to send us detailed suggestions.

However, some external services require an HTML landing page in order to work properly -- for example, Google Scholar. You may find that editing your links to go directly to the download file has a negative impact on your journal's appearance there and elsewhere.

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Re: Make titles link directly to files in TOC?

Postby rootl » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:06 am

Thank you for this information. I need to relay to our group that many requested changes will affect all journals on our instance, and will affect other journal behaviors.

I definitely want to beta test and send feedback for OJS 3.0.

I am a latecomer to this platform development but I would love to contribute.
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