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Journal Hosting: Manage Your Journal

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Journal Roles

It is up to the Journal Manager on how to manage the editorial team. A person who has technical and editorial skills could manage the entire lifecycle of the journal; or the roles can be divided among team members. When developing your operational approach to journal management, consider which team members have:

-editorial control (final say)

-editorial policies (copyright, permissions, scope, author guidelines, blind review guidlines, etc)

-editorial support (copy-editing, layout editing, peer reviewing

-technical skills (web layout, layout-editing)

-author/reader correspondence

-other?

Thinking about these roles will you build your team within the OJS software. The OJS internal workflow was designed around the "role" of the journal memebers. Please note, it is possible for one member to have multiple roles. For example, a Section Editor can also be a Copy-Editor; or a Peer-Reviewer can also be a Lay-out Editor; or a Journal Manager can be the manager, the Copy-Editor and Layout-Editor.

Tutorials Based on Roles

If you didn't review the OJS tutorials mentioned in the "Journal Setup" tab, it may be helpful to review the modules with the tutorials below for the different roles. (Either for an overall knowledge of the OJS software; or to learn more about your specific role).

  • OJS for Journal Managers: This course is designed for people who need to learn how to use OJS quickly as a Journal Manager.
  • OJS for Editors:  This course is designed for people who need to learn how to use OJS quickly. Whether you are starting your own journal or are responsible for setting up a journal for someone else, you’ll find all of the basics covered in this course, as well as pointers toward more advanced topics.
  • Becoming an Editor:  This course is designed to help you become a successful editor of a scholarly journal.
  • Writing for Publication:  This course provides authors with the thinking skills and strategies necessary to create effective and publishable articles from their research. Using emerging technologies and social media will also be covered in the course.
  • Becoming a Reviewer:  This course is designed to help you become a successful reviewer of a scientific or scholarly journal.
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