At the end of this unit, you will have a better understanding of the kinds of statistics and reports available from OJS. This is critically important for online journals, because these kinds of reports and statistics can help you better understand how your journal is being used and what enhancements might be needed.
Please read the Stats & Reports section in the OJS User Guide.
Kosavic, A., MacGregor, J. (2009). Who Knows What, When? Current and Desired Capacities for Online Journal Statistics Gathering and Dissemination. Scholarly and Research Communication, 1 (1).
At this point, you won’t have much data in your journal to generate any interesting statistics or reports. However, you should still go to that section and review what is there. At the very least, you will see how many users are registered with your journal!
Although this unit was somewhat brief, I should stress the importance of keeping good statistics for your journal. As the Journal Manager, your editor may ask you for details on how the journal is doing, and these statistics and reports can provide the data you need for a solid response. Please post your comments below.