One of the responsibilities of a journal editor is ensuring that each issue has an appropriate range and amount of content. The editor will want to publish some articles in the same issue because of their content (e.g. when publishing a theme issue). On the other hand, the editor may want to save certain submissions for later issues in order to, say, balance the number of male and female authors.
As the editor, you can use OJS to handle these tasks once you have created future issues. In this module we’ll look at the process of creating an issue (editors often create several in advance). And we’ll also touch on how to inspect and edit the issue data such as the volume and issue number; add a cover image; and provide a title for a theme issue.
Log into your course journal and create three future issues. Then go back and change one into a theme issue.
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Once you save the issue data, it cannot be changed.Correct
That’s right. You can always go back and make changes.Incorrect
No — you can always go back and make changes.
Question 2 of 2
OJS organizes journal issues into which three categories?Correct
No, that’s not right.
You are now about one quarter of the way through the course, so it would be a good time to write up any comments you have about how things are going so far.
Many editors using OJS set up two or three future issues. What reasons can you think of for doing this? Do you notice any other aspects of creating issues that are flexible? How is this flexibility useful?