Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3.x Plugin – ReviewerCredits Integration

ReviewerCredits believes that recognition of peer reviewers improves collaboration and trust between them and the Journals, making the publication workflow more effective and efficient for all. The reviewer rewarding system is, in fact, one of the features offered by ReviewerCredits both to Journals and Publishers.

If your Journal uses Open Journal Systems to manage submissions, download and install our Free Plugin. This Plugin allows automated transfer of peer review data from your Journals to our database, enabling a seamless experience to your reviewers.

By installing the Plugin, your Journal will interact automatically with our API. The Plugin is released within the OJS Plugin Gallery, according to the OJS license rules, and is compatible with OJS 3.x versions.



If your Journal has not a profile, please open a free account before installing our Plugin.


On your OJS platform go to Settings > Website > Plugins page and click on the “Upload a new plugin”. Upload the Plugin file and click Save. The plugin will be added to your OJS plugins page.


Proceed to configure it clicking on Settings as shown below.



Insert the credentials of your Journal profile on ReviewerCredits.


ReviewerCredits OJS plugin Settings

The Plugin connects your Journal to ReviewerCredits database using the reviewer’s ORCID or email address. If a reviewer is not registered on ReviewerCredits, it will not be possible to transfer peer review data.

Upon submitting their review (in Review step 3), reviewers will find a tick box to agree to the transfer of data to as shown below.

Which data is transferred?

    • Peer reviewer Email address and ORCID (for matching purposes)
    • Manuscript ID
    • Peer review due date
    • Peer review submission date

Upon successful transfer of data, the reviewer will receive a confirmation pop-up message from OJS:

Reviewer Credits Open Journal Systems OJS Plugin Installation Success

If you encounter any problem with installation, you can check our ReviewerCredits OJS Plugin Installation Checklist, and if the problem persists tell us the step you have the problem with on our contact page.