In this unit, you will learn about the Journal Sections, how to create new ones, and edit existing ones.
This is important, because most editors will want to have each issue divided up into recurring sections, such as Editorials, Book Reviews, Commentary, Articles, Letters, etc.
Please read the Journal Sections unit in the OJS User Guide.
Almost every OJS journal you visit will have the issue table of contents divided up into sections. Here’s an example from the TESOL Canada Journal, with sections that include: A Word from the Editor, Articles, In the Classroom, Perspectives, etc.
If you’ve worked for a journal before, or even just been a reader of journals, you will know that Sections are a common method of dividing up the content in a particular issue.
Sections can include headings such as “Research Articles”, “Editorials”, “Commentary”, “Book Reviews”, and more.
For this activity, it is your task to imagine four or five possible Journal Sections, and create them in your course journal.
Be sure to review the various settings for each Section too, as you will be learning that some Sections might not need to have author names displayed (e.g., Editorials), or others might not be available for authors to submit to without approval (e.g., Commentary).
Your editor just called again. This time, she needs you to change the wording of the submission checklist to include .docx as an acceptable file type. Can you remember where to go to update that?
You are at the halfway point now — congratulations! Are you still finding all of the units useful? What would you change? I would really like to hear what you think!
Did you find creating and editing Sections easy? Were there any problems? Please post your comments below.