OK, here’s where we start really configuring your journal. In this section you will learn about the first of the five journal setup steps, which includes basic information about the journal. This will provide important details about your journal to your readers.
Please read about Step One of the Setup process in the OJS User Guide.
As part of Step 1, you will see reference to Digitial Object Identifiers (DOIs). DOIs are not required for OJS journals, but if you are interested in learning more about them, these sites provide a good overview of what they are, and why you might want to use them for your journal:
If you haven’t seen one in action yet, here is an example of an article with the following DOI: 10.3402/egp.v3i2.5175
The DOI is now often included in the citation information in reference lists. See, for example:
Brock, G. (2010). Being reasonable in the face of pluralism and other alleged problems for Global Justice: a reply to van Hooft. Ethics & Global Politics 3 (2), 155-170. doi:10.3402/egp.v3i2.5175
For this unit, login to your journal, and select your role as a Journal Manager.
From the User Home page, you will see a list of different options.
Select the Setup option, and go to Step 1. Proceed through the different fields, adding some information to each field. Note that some are required fields, and others are optional.
Once you’ve finished, select Save.
Now, go to the About page and you can see the changes you made by filling in the form. For example, you can see the updated Contact, Sponsorship, and History information.
Did everything work in Step 1 as expected, or were there some surprises? Was there anything you didn’t understand? Please post your comments below.