Changing Copyright to CC BY

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Changing Copyright to CC BY

Postby ktz » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:32 pm


We have just upgraded our remaining 9 of 15 journals to CC BY (i.e., now all 15 are CC BY). The problem is that all our articles for all our journals now have the same copyright metadata - even through the archives when the archived work was processed with more restrictive earlier copyright. That is, when you change the copyright notice text in setup 3.2, OJS changes all earlier copyright metadata retrospectively to the new text. Is there a way we can change the copyright selectively so that all future issues are CC BY and all past articles have their original 'tighter' copyright in their metadata?

And secondly, can we make the CC BY icon appear at the bottom of each page for only CC BY articles not for all articles in the archives (for the same reason as above)?

Many thanks,


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Re: Changing Copyright to CC BY

Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:14 am

Hi Scott,

Have a look at this Bugzilla entry -- the ability to affix license information to individual articles has been implemented there, and will be released in OJS 2.4.4. If you're handy with patch files, you can try applying it to your 2.4.3 installation (no schema changes required). We'd appreciate the feedback.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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