One of the most confusing aspects of learning to use OJS as an editor is the variety of roles you will need to oversee, such as the author, section editor, reviewers, and copyeditor. This module gives a bird’s eye view of a typical journal team in OJS.
In order to keep the roles distinct in our minds when we look at more specific tasks later on, we’ll introduce fictional characters to serve as examples throughout the rest of the course. In addition, we’ll take a first look at how OJS provides each user with controlled access to the relevant information for their duties.
This module should help solidify the big-picture understanding of the editorial workflow we gained in module two.
In the OJS User Guide, read the following overview sections:
Once you’ve watched the video, read the overviews, and clicked around within OJS, think about how the software’s workflow matches your own experiences. Is it a close match or is it quite different? Briefly describe your thoughts in the comments section.