Module 2: Editorial Workflow Overview

Objective
Video
Readings
Activity
Quiz
Discussion

Objective

In this module, we’ll get an overview of the typical editorial workflow using OJS, from the submission of an article to the publication of an issue.

The editor oversees a complex set of interactions between a number of different team members. So it’s a good idea to grasp the underlying OJS workflow before learning about specific editorial tasks.

Video

Readings

For this lesson, read Chapter Two of the OJS User Guide. It will provide you with a brief overview of the OJS interface and the roles used within the system. If you have any questions from the reading, please post them in the comments section below.

Activity

Many of the activities in this course will require a working OJS installation to experiment with. If you’ve taken the OJS for Journal Managers course, you can use the journal you developed there for these activities. If you don’t have a test journal to work with, you can set one up for free using our OJS Test Drive Journal (username = admin ; password = testdrive).

For this lesson, login to your test journal and just click around the interface. Try to get a sense of the different roles that we will be working with throughout this course. If necessary, you may want to take the OJS for Journal Managers course to get a better sense of how the software works.

Quiz

Start the quiz!

Discussion

Any questions or comments so far? You can post them at the bottom of the page.

9 Comments on "Module 2: Editorial Workflow Overview"

  1. I like the contained nature of the OJS system, the streamlining of communication seems like it will help immensely with the work flow.

  2. I’m a little confused with the section editors. For editing process is necesary a copyeditor and a layout editor, isn`t it? But the manual says that this activities will’be do for a section editor. The question is: how to differentiate the persons in charge of these two activities in particular , if both are section editors? Is it possible?

    Thanks for the answer!

  3. The management of roles is very important, because sometimes, the activities of editing a magazine makes one person and must be clear about the roles of roles inside and outside OJS.

  4. The editorial terms confuse sometimes. I hope learn quickly and answer correctly.

  5. The guide about “User roles” is very precise and easy. Thanks

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