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Postby radjr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:37 pm

Newbee here again...is there a standard configuration page/metrics for google scholar for paid journals running on OJS? Thanks!
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby asmecher » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:59 pm

Hi radjr,

Google Scholar needs to be able to see article metadata in order to index content, and this metadata appears on the article landing page. If you configure your journal to allow anyone (anonymous visitors, no login required) to see article landing pages, Google Scholar will index that content. That doesn't prevent you from restricting readership of the actual articles (PDF, HTML) to subscribed (logged in) users.

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Re: Google Scholar

Postby radjr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:24 pm

OK. As our site is configured, article metadata is available. So we should be set.

So, the followup question is: As we back load old article into OJS, how do we make those available? Or does Google Scholar crawl through the archives too?

This is all part of a larger decision... use OJS or go with Metrapress or Ingenta web... I would prefer to go with OJS and make a contribution to the project on an annual basis assuming that it supports what is needed to compete with the larger platforms. What sets us apart from the big publishers is that we are passionate about our subjects! (That should start a fire!) Thank you for your thoughts.
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby asmecher » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi radjr,

We'll do our best to make sure your decision looks like brilliant management in retrospect. :)

Google Scholar will crawl your back-issues automatically, unless you've specifically blocked crawling using a mechanism like robots.txt -- it may take them a while to show up, and you won't have any control over the process, but Google eventually gets everything.

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Re: Google Scholar

Postby radjr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:42 pm

Pefect. Thank you. You are a gentleman and scholar! :-)
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