Module 8: Assigning a Section Editor

Objectives
Video
Readings
Activity
Quiz
Discussion

Objectives

This module highlights an important task in dividing the editorial labour among the members of the journal team. Here we’ll look at how to use OJS to delegate some of the editor’s work to a section editor, who will oversee the peer review and editing of the submission.

We’ll also briefly note a couple of other options: assigning yourself as the editor for a submission, and working with the journal manager to automate the process so that all the submissions for a section automatically go to the relevant section editor.

Video

Readings

OJS User Guide: Unassigned Submissions

Activity

In this lesson, login to your test journal as the Editor and assign the submission to a Section Editor. If you don’t have a Section Editor for your journal yet, go ahead and create another test user (remember, you can use a fake email such as jane_smith@mailinator.com) and enroll her as a Section Editor. Any problems? Comment down below.

Quiz

Start the quiz!

Discussion

Some journals have editors as overseers, who assign the care of the submission over to a section editor or associate editor. For other journals, the editor is both the overseer and the person who guides the submission through the editorial process. Which of these two approaches have you had experience with? Or have you done something different? Let us know in the comments below.

3 Comments on "Module 8: Assigning a Section Editor"

  1. Profile photo of Allison Hill Allison Hill says:

    My journal’s editorial team consists of a Managing Editor, three Section Editors, three Copy Editors, and one Layout Editor.

  2. I seen both cases, although the Editor is who says the last word, the final decision

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