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.

2. 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'.

3. Enter the abstract and authors affiliation exactly as found in our published articles.

4. Enter keywords if there are any. If not, leave this blank

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

To use the XML file to do data entry, make sure the WordPress databases is up-to-date, go to http://xxx/yyy to get the necessary XML, edit the XML so each auther is in a element by themselves, validate the XML against the Directory's schema, go to and upload the friuts of your labors.

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