Module 5: Creating an Issue

Objective
Video
Readings
Activity
Evaluation
Quiz
Discussion

Objectives

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.


Video

Readings

OJS User Guide – Issues

Activity

Log into your course journal and create three future issues. Then go back and change one into a theme issue.

Quiz

Start the quiz!

First Evaluation

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.

 

Discussion

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?

7 Comments on "Module 5: Creating an Issue"

  1. I think the advantage of creating future issues is that editors can plan ahead for the publication of issues of the journal, assigning these articles accepted for publication.

  2. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    The benefit of setting up several future issues at a time is that the editor can populate an issue as articles are accepted. Once there are enough articles to carry the issue, it is ready to be published. This is an excellent way for an editor to plan issues for an entire year.

  3. Many times the journal have a lot of articles ready for publish, so they have to program these articles and prepare the publish for a determinate date, this is one of many advantages when you have a future issues.

  4. Is difficult to find the page number of a future edition

  5. Very good course!
    Give details and tips !
    Thank you!

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