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.
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!
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Question 1 of 2
Identify the three “submission queues” that the submission moves to at the various stages of the review and editing process.Correct
No — they are Unassigned, In Review, and In Editing.
Question 2 of 2
If the editor wants to look at the full-text of the submission, she can do this directly in OJS.Correct
Correct — The editor needs to download the manuscript and open it in a word processor.Incorrect
No — The editor needs to download the manuscript and open it in a word processor.
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?