Module 7: Responding to a Submission

Objectives
Video
Readings
Activity
Quiz
Discussion

Objectives

As the editor, you have wide-ranging authority over the content and scope of the journal. Along with this authority comes the responsibility to manage incoming submissions professionally.

In this module we’ll look at how OJS allows you to assess whether a submission merits consideration by peer reviewers. We’ll see how you can reject an obviously unsuitable submission (and notify the author with an automated email message), as well as check that the submission has been assigned by the author to the correct section of the journal.

Video

Readings

OJS User Guide – Editors

Activity

For this lesson, you’ll need to login to your test journal as an Editor. You should then see the submission you made in the last lesson awaiting your attention. Take a look at what you see and make sure everything makes sense. Any questions? Post them below!

Quiz

Start the quiz!

Discussion

When first looking at the submission, what are some of the characteristics you are looking for? What characteristics might make you decide to reject the submission immediately, without running it through the peer review process?

6 Comments on "Module 7: Responding to a Submission"

  1. I downloaded the manuscritp and everything is fine, but what happen if the author forgot the upload file? The author can upload the file in the same submission?

  2. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    Being off topic, lacking a base of research/critical theory, offering no originality, and falling outside of journal’s mandate are grounds for rejection. Any article that willfully ignores the submission guidelines is also out of luck.

  3. I reject because the article does not meet the editorial standards or theme of the article is not within the scope of the journal.

  4. I reject an article because the citations are not in the correct format.

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