I'm the developer working with PKP on developing tools for integrating the MEDLINE and Pubmed Central XML formats into OJS. Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying- I am a full-time student and as such, my time involvement with OJS is currently limited to spare volunteer hours only.
At present, OJS is able to export article information in MEDLINE format for indexing. However, your journal must have been selected for inclusion via NLM's application process - see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html
; The format required is further defined at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... isher.html
One of the features to be inlcuded in OJS 2.2 is the ability to render XML articles formatted in the PubMed Central DTD (or XSD) directly to XHTML and PDF galleys. This work is nearly complete and we are hoping to test it with a few selected journals over the next few months to refine it.
Regarding PubMed Central, we are currently working on a system which converts articles (in MS-Word or similar) to the NLM Journal Publishing XML format, specifically for the purposes of depositing to PMC. This is related to the earlier forum posts which you mention (Mat Trudel, who submitted the posts, was working with an earlier version of this code). However, this is roughly 90% reliable at present, for well-formatted articles. PMC has a *very* rigourous review process for these files, which can take several weeks or months. At this time we are not ready to release the tool as being "stable", and the most common method of submitting articles to PMC is manually converting articles to XML using desktop tools, and then checking that they are up to PMC standards through their review process. See: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about/pubinfo.html
There are also a few requirements for PMC that I should draw your attention to up front:
- all images/figures must be as high resolution and quality as possible; this often may mean separately requesting from the author higher-quality versions than were provided with the original article submission.
- PMC compares "the online presentation of an article, as generated from the XML/SGML and associated image files" against "an accurate and complete rendering of the article"; typically this means a PDF version of the article. An alternative might be to supply PMC with the rendered XHTML, which uses their code (now part of OJS) and should meet their requirements. We are working on having PDF rendering in the next release of OJS, but it has not been finalized.
If you decide to go the PMC route, I would suggest something like the following:
1. Submit a PMC Journal Application (http://www.pubmedcentral.org/pmcdoc/pmc-application.doc
2. Once you have the final (accepted) versions of the papers to be published, make arrangements to convert them to XML.
3. Have your technical person complete the XML conversion (clean-up) to meet PMC standards.
4. Presumably you should have received an acceptance from PMC by this point. Submit the clean XML files, along with high-resolution images and PDFs to PMC for review.
My goal is to have the XML document conversion tool available for (limited) public use sometime in the spring, but again, as my time is very limited, work on it at the moment is of limited priority. You should see more development and public notices sometime around the May-June time frame.
Hope this helps,
Open Journal Systems Development Team