Code4Lib Journal Entries in Directory of Open Access Journals

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There are two ways to get metadata into the Directory of Open Access Journals: 1) by hand, or 2) through the use of an XML file. Before you do either method, please keep in mind the following things:

  1. . We chose not to have volume numbers, just issue numbers. Issue numbers will just keep incrementing.
  1. . We decided that the "record number" for an article is the article-id that shows up in the WordPress URI. That is, they are not sequential, numbers are skipped. That's fine. So there is no 'start page', but there is a 'record number'; there is no 'end page'.
  1. . Enter the abstract and authors affiliation exactly as found in our published articles.
  1. . Enter keywords if there are any. If not, leave this blank

By Hand

To edit by hand go to, enter our secret username/password combination, and do the necessary data entry.

See this post for username and password information.


To use the XML file to do data entry:

  1. make sure the WordPress databases is up-to-date,
  2. go to to get the necessary XML. (eg
  3. edit the XML each author is in a element by themselves,
  4. validate the XML against the Directory's schema, (how do you do this? -jrochkind)
  5. go to and upload the friuts of your labors.

More info about the feed and how to customize the XML for import into DOAJ:

--Eric Lease Morgan 10:42, 28 May 2008 (PDT)