Module 4: Registering and Logging In




In this module, you will learn how to register for a new user account in OJS, how to login using the new account, and find out about some possible problems that might occur for your readers.

This is important because everyone working with your journal will need to have an account, and will need to login to use it. Although the vast majority of users follow the instructions independently and have no problems, you will occasionally have individuals who run into trouble. Completing this will help you understand how it works and what can sometimes go wrong.





Read this entry in the OJS FAQ about potential problems with logging in.



For this lesson, you will need to access your test journal again — whether it is the one you created in the OJS for Journal Managers course, your own locally hosted OJS journal, or one you can experiment with in the Test Drive installation. Alternatively, you could review this list of existing OJS journals, find one that you’d like to join, and register with them.

First, go to your journal, find the Register link and fill in the form. Remember to select your role as a Reader, an Author, and a Reviewer.

Once you’ve finished, you will be taken to your User Home page.

Next, logout, and then login again with the username and password you just created.

Once you’ve done it, that’s it! Success!

If you’ve run into any problems, post the details on the unit forum and your co-students or I will help you out.

If you see that someone is having a problem, and you think you know what is going wrong, please help! We’re all in this together!



Did you have any problems creating your new account or logging in? If you did, please summarize them. This kind of user feedback is extremely valuable for software designers to know what works, what doesn’t, and possible changes that might be needed.


12 Comments on "Module 4: Registering and Logging In"

  1. Profile photo of Allison Hill Allison Hill says:

    Is there a way to change your password after you’ve registered?

  2. I believe that I completed this portion of the program when I registered with the see also journal at the UBC Library School.

  3. Hi!

    I registered in my own journal, in a OJS demo of my company. The url is:

    I didn’t have any problem with the register, so…what’s next? How will you check the register? Do I need to send some screen printing?

    Best regards!

  4. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    I’m having trouble uploading a profile picture, even though it’s been resized and converted to .png format. Any suggestions?

  5. In my experience, the main problem is that users have forgotten your password. It is easy to check. I would work in my journal:

  6. The customers always asks us: “Can we put a second email for registration?”, is a frequently question, sometimes some authors have 2 email accounts, personal and institutional; would be great have 2 inputs for 2 email accounts.

  7. It is great!

    I’ve done the exercise in the OJS you created.

    Thank you.

  8. Hello, I created my acount in Canadian Journal Comunicatios (

    It was success.

    What’s next?

    • Hi Julieta — instead of working with CJC, I’ve created a test journal for you to experiment with. You should have received an email with your username and password. Please use this journal as you work through the class activities. Good luck with the course!

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