Plugin Recommendations

Open Journal Systems 3.1.0 provides an extensive list of plugins that may be enabled to supplement the platform’s standard features. Below is a list of recommended plugins, which together may improve your journal’s visibility and functionality.

AddThis: Allows for social media sharing of published content, via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Citation Style Language: Allows readers to get an article’s citation in one of several formats, directly from the article’s landing page. Editors may choose a default citation style to display, but readers will be able to view up to 10 additional citation formats. The Citation Style Language plugin also makes it possible for readers to download citation formats using Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, or BibTeX. 

Custom Block Manager: Lets editors manage (add, edit, or delete) custom blocks and content, which will be displayed in their journal's vertical sidebar. 

DOI: Enables the assignment of the Digital Object Identifiers to articles published in OJS. To learn more about how to use the DOI plugin, see DOIs For Your Journal.

ORCID Profile Plugin: An ORCID ID is a unique, 16-digit permanent identifier for individual researchers, used to identify and disambiguate researchers as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. It connects researchers with their work, awards, and affiliations, while improving discoverability of research output. The ORCID Profile Plugin allows authors with an ORCID ID to import their user profile information from ORCID.  

Recommend Articles by Author: Inserts a list of articles by the same author (with appropriate links) on an article’s landing page.

Recommend Similar Articles: Similar to “Recommend Articles by Author,” this plugin inserts a list of articles that are similar in focus (with appropriate links) on an article’s landing page. Articles that appear in the list are chosen based on assigned keywords, disciplines, and subject areas.  

Usage Statistics: Enabled by default, allowing editors to export and track journal readership. Editors can also use this plugin to publicly display a chart showing download statistics for each article.