Module 5: Reviewing for an OJS Journal

Learning Objective
Introduction
Video
Readings
Activity

 

Learning Objective

In this module, you’ll learn how to conduct a review using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publication management system, used by thousands of journals around the world.

 

Introduction

Most journals today conduct their business online, with most of the work taking place within a journal editorial management system. One popular tool, especially amongst open access journals, is the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems (OJS). In an editorial management system like OJS, authors upload their manuscripts into the system, editors briefly scan them for suitability, and then send them off to reviewers to provide their feedback and make a publishing recommendation. In this module, you will learn exactly how to do your review using OJS.

Once you’ve been accepted as a reviewer for a journal using OJS, you’ll be asked to create an account on the system. This is very easy to do and these instructions will walk you through the process.

Now that you have an account, you will need to sit back and wait for an email from the editor inviting you to review a new submission. Watch the video below for a demonstration of the entire process.

 

Video

This video will walk you through the reviewing process in OJS, from receiving the invitation to making your recommendation.

 

Readings

 

Activity

Does using OJS to conduct your review seem straight-forward? Did anything standout as difficult or unclear? Let us know in the comment box below.

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