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Adding a SCImago GES link to Primo

Adding a link to the SCImago Journal Rankings in Primo via a General Electronic Service is fairly easy.

The purpose of this blog entry is to give you the configuration that we use at the Colorado School of Mines.

It assume you understand setting up General Electronic Services.

This service is based upon the existence of an ISSN in the metadata. It uses that ISSN in an OpenURL to connect to the service and provide a link in your Primo LINKS section. It is a nice service to set up for your patrons and it is fairly easy to do so.

Please note that we are on PrimoVE and your setup may differ.

Below I provide screenshots of how our service is set up.

The OpenURL is the following:{rft.issn}&tip=iss

You can use the GES configuration to determine when this link appears. At Mines we want it to appear whenever there is an ISSN, thus making the setup very simple. There are no associated Display Logic Rules.


Service displays (is set to True) when the ISSN is not empty. Note that the default is thus set to not display. If your configuration doesn’t work, check your logic:

Here is what our link looks like in Primo:

If your link is working properly, this is something like what you’ll see after clicking on it:

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