Including a standalone html page

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Including a standalone html page

Postby shubhash » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:47 am

Is there a way to include a standalone html page for linking from ojs site? Here is a scenario: One of our journal editor wants a page with a list of reviewers for each issue. So we basically need to find a way to link to a page from each issue of the journal, preferably from the table of contents of that issue. We could create pages and put them in a separate web accessible location and create links. But I am just wondering if it could be done from inside OJS.

While we are at it, I have another question too. If we add files to various issues from the "File Browser" interface (available to journal managers), how can those files be accessed later without logging in? i.e. do they have web-accessible urls?

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Postby asmecher » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:13 am

Hi Shubhash,

I'd suggest creating a journal section for this, e.g. titled "List of Reviewers", with the appropriate properties, such as disabling abstracts and indexing and so on. Submit your list of reviewers as an HTML galley and carry on as usual.

Alternately, have a look at the CMS plugin, which has not yet been released and is still somewhat under development, but may provide some of the functionality you're looking for. It allows Journal Managers to enter static content, which is linked from the right-hand sidebar.

The files browser currently allows browsing and modification of the private files path, which is not web-accessible; this is intended as a means of access for submission files etc. However, you can add access to the web-accessible public area by creating a symbolic link on the server. For example, if your journal's database ID is 1:

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ln -s /path/to/ojs2/public/journals/1 /path/to/ojs2-files/journals/1/public
You should now be able to browse the public files path by going to the "public" folder in the Files Browser.

To determine your journal's database ID, go into the Site Administrator's "Hosted Journals" page; hover over the "Edit" link for the journal and look for the number at the end of the URL (e.g. the 1 in http://.../ojs2/index.php/index/admin/editJournal/1).

Alec Smecher
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Postby shubhash » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:50 pm

Thans for the suggestion, Alec. We will try to use the first approach (separate section) for now. We may look into the cms plugin later if we get more requests for static pages.

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