Module 3: Roles in OJS

Objective
Video
Readings
Quiz
Discussion

Objectives

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.

Video

Readings

In the OJS User Guide, read the following overview sections:

Authors
Editors
Section Editors
Reviewers
Copyeditors
Layout Editors
Proofreaders

Quiz

Start the quiz!

Discussion

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.

3 Comments on "Module 3: Roles in OJS"

  1. We have worked with a lot of Editors, all of them match that OJS keeps the essence of editorial process and helps tu simplify their work.

  2. Profile photo of Samuel Huang Samuel Huang says:

    The workflow of OJS basically streamlined the workflow of a rigous peer-reviewed journal like Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research.

  3. The flow of my job as editor of articles coincide with the editorial process whith OJS. But with OJS is easy to control when and how I sent an item for editing, revising or layout.

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