PKP and Crossref are collaborating to help publishers and journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) take better advantage of Crossref services. As of 2014, PKP has become a Sponsoring Organization of Crossref, and as such will be providing much improved CrossRef integration and overall support for the service. Additionally, PKP can now act as a sponsor representative for OJS journals wishing to apply for Crossref membership, and is in some cases able to waive fees.

DOI and Associated Metadata Export

PKP is working with Crossref to improve the level of overall DOI export support provided within OJS. OJS has included a basic manual export plugin for several years; this plugin will be extended in the following ways, and will be freely available to any journal using OJS (2.4.5+).

– automatic DOI deposit to Crossref on article publication (2.4.5);
– inclusion of other article metadata in the Crossref deposit, including author ORCID iDs; article abstracts; and more (OJS 2.4.5);
– inclusion of FundRef funding data (forthcoming);
– support for the CrossMark publication record service (forthcoming);
– and more.

For information on how to use this plugin, please see the project documentation.

PKP as Sponsoring Organization

As a Crossref Sponsoring Organization, PKP can also act as sponsor and representative for other journals to join Crossref through PKP. Journals from low-income countries may be eligible for sponsorship, allowing these journals to become Crossref members and deposit DOIs into the Crossref system at no cost.Organizations from the following countries (who are in the Low Income Country category, or in the Low & Middle Income country list and whose GNI per capita is up to $1,500) may be eligible for sponsorship.

Afghanistan (LIC) Central African Republic (LIC) Gambia (LIC) Liberia (LIC) Niger (LIC) Sudan (LMC)
Bangladesh (LIC) Chad (LIC) Guinea (LIC) Madagascar (LIC) Pakistan (LMC) Tajikistan (LIC)
Benin (LIC) Comoros (LIC) Guinea-Bassau (LIC) Malawi (LIC) Rwanda (LIC) Tanzania (LIC)
Benin (LIC) Congo, Democratic Republic (LIC) Haiti (LIC) Mali (LIC) Sao Tome and Principe (LMC) Togo (LIC)
Burkina Faso (LIC) Cote d’Ivoire (LMC) Kenya (LIC) Mauritania (LMC) Senegal (LMC) Uganda (LIC)
Burundi (LIC) Djibouti (LMC) Korea, Democratic Republic (LIC) Mozambique (LIC) Sierra Leone (LIC) Yemen Republic (LMC)
Cambodia (LIC) Eritrea (LIC) Kyrgyz Republic (LMC) Myanmar (LIC) Somalia (LIC) Zambia (LMC)
Cameroon (LMC) Ethiopia (LIC) LAO PDR (LMC) Nepal (LIC) South Sudan (LMC) Zimbabwe (LIC)

If your journal is based in one of these eligible countries, please contact us. If it is not, please review Crossref’s list of sponsors to locate a sponsor that might be a better fit.

PKP Publishing Services

PKP Publishing Services provides additional Crossref support. All hosted clients can rely on our internal expertise to assist with plugin setup and support. Additionally, Enterprise clients will now have Crossref represented membership and DOI deposits included as part of the Enterprise hosting package.  For more information about PKP Publishing Services’ hosting plans, visit the PKP|PS website or please contact us.