This unit will discuss the OJS Reading Tools, why you might want to use them, and how to enable them. Reading Tools are optional for OJS journals, but you may have an editor who is interested in seeing what they can offer to readers.
Please read the Reading Tools section in the OJS User Guide.
MacGregor, J., Joyce, M., Hirsch, B., Leitch, C., Siemens, R., Chiang, C., Kopak, R. (2009) Revolutionary reading, evolutionary toolmaking: (Re)development of scholarly reading and annotation tools in response to an ever-changing scholarly climate New Knowledge Environments 1 (1).
You can also experiment with the Reading Tools available in the above article’s journal, which is using OJS.
For this activity, login as the Journal Manager, and go to Reading Tools. From there, enable the Reading Tools for your journal and choose an item set of your choice.
Optionally, if you wish to explore the the item sets in more detail, select the “Related Item Sets” link under “Configuration”.
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Question 1 of 12
Does OJS allow you to configure a Journal Section (e.g., Editorials) to be restricted to only submissions from Editors and Section Editors, blocking Authors from submitting to it?Correct
Correct — you can do this by checking “Items can only be submitted by Editors and Section Editor” when configuring a section. This is a good choice for sections like “Editorials”.Incorrect
No — you can do this by checking “Items can only be submitted by Editors and Section Editor” when configuring a section. This is a good choice for sections like “Editorials”.
Question 2 of 12
Can a separate review form can be created for each section (i.e., one set of questions for submissions in Book Reviews and another set of questions for submissions in Research Articles)?Correct
Correct — you can. First you would need to create the different Review Forms, and then associate them with the appropriate section in the section configuration.Incorrect
No — you can. First you would need to create the different Review Forms, and then associate them with the appropriate section in the section configuration.
Question 3 of 12
If you are listed on the Masthead as the “Journal Manager”, but want to change it to “Managing Editor”, is this possible?Correct
Correct! Yes it is. Go to the Masthead section and select “The Journal Manager creates titles and adds people under each title”. From there, you can create any title you wish, and assign any users to it, including yourself.Incorrect
No — you can do this. Go to the Masthead section and select “The Journal Manager creates titles and adds people under each title”. From there, you can create any title you wish, and assign any users to it, including yourself.
Question 4 of 12
Automated email messages that goes out from OJS when someone registers for the journal cannot be modified or revised.Correct
That’s correct! You can modify the message using the Journal Registration prepared email.Incorrect
No. You can modify the message using the Journal Registration prepared email.
Question 5 of 12
Reading Tools are optional in OJS.Correct
Correct. We’ve made the Reading Tools optional, and the Journal Manager can disable them.Incorrect
No. We’ve made the Reading Tools optional, and the Journal Manager can disable them.
Question 6 of 12
Some elements of new journal sections can be made optional, allowing users to not add any data.Correct
Correct — that’s right. Some user fields can be made optional.Incorrect
No. Some user fields can be made optional.
Question 7 of 12
Review forms are a useful addition to your journal, but do require a fee.Correct
Correct — Review forms, like all of OJS, are always free.Incorrect
No — Review forms, like all of OJS, are always free.
Question 8 of 12
Review forms allow for different kinds of responses, including open text fields, yes/no, or dropdown choices.Correct
Correct — multiple kinds of responses can be included.Incorrect
No — multiple kinds of responses can be included.
Question 9 of 12
If Section Editors are assigned to Journal Sections, will new submissions to that section be automatically sent to those Section Editors?Correct
Correct! By assigning Section Editors to Journal Sections, the Editor no longer needs to manually assign new submissions.Incorrect
No. By assigning Section Editors to Journal Sections, the Editor no longer needs to manually assign new submissions.
Question 10 of 12
Is it mandatory to display author biographies in the Reading Tools?Correct
Correct — it is optional.Incorrect
No — it is optional.
Question 11 of 12
Anonymous commenting is not permitted in OJS.Correct
Correct — it is possible to allow for anonymous commenting, but it can lead to spam entries so is not recommended.Incorrect
No — it is possible to allow for anonymous commenting, but it can lead to spam entries so is not recommended.
Question 12 of 12
Does OJS allow a journal to provide social media links for each article?Correct
Yes — you can set this up under the Reading Tools in the Sharing section.Incorrect
No — OJS can do this. You can set them up under the Reading Tools in the Sharing section.
In this review activity, you’ve been asked to create a new title for the Masthead called “Managing Editor”, and you must add your own name there. Go for it!
The Reading Tools reflect the fact that the Public Knowledge Project continues to invest in research as well as in software development, and we are always interested in expanding what it means to “read online”. Do you see the Reading Tools as an enhancement to online reading? Would you enable them in your journal? Please post your comments below.