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Project Information

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 Entity 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.

PKP as Sponsoring Entity

As a CrossRef Sponsoring Entity, 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.

Eligible countries

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)

For further eligibility criteria and any other information, contact us.

PKP Publishing Services clients

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, please contact us.

Internal (PKP) notes and current status

- The documentation at [DOIPluginsDocumentation] needs updating to include the fact that CrossRef can now also be automatically registered - Should decide how to handle existing items. Should everything be marked as registered upon plugin installation? Should user be warned when enabling automatic installation?