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Additional order of articles

Postby Tsto » Thu May 15, 2014 12:57 am

Dear all,

the journal I'm working with (www.connotations.de) has two ways to arrange its content. The first, conventional way is the publication of the articles in volumes and issues (http://www.connotations.uni-tuebingen.de/contents.htm). But part of the journal's structure is ordering the articles as debates over the course of multiple issues (the articles together with their responses - http://www.connotations.uni-tuebingen.de/debates.htm). Is there a way in OJS to include both ways? I mean, I can easily enough reproduce our back catalogue as issues, but can I also display the same articles on separate pages for the separate debates?
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Re: Additional order of articles

Postby asmecher » Thu May 15, 2014 7:42 am

Hi Tsto,

I haven't heard of that style of publishing before -- and unfortunately OJS won't help you out of the box, as it's fairly wedded to the issue-based model. (We're actively working on designs for megajournal and continuous publication models, but that won't be out until OJS 3.0, and still won't address exactly what you've got in mind.)

Can you describe what you'd like navigation to look like? You're going to need to customize OJS to get what you want -- but perhaps I can make some suggestions for easier approaches.

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Re: Additional order of articles

Postby Tsto » Mon May 19, 2014 12:10 am

Hi Alec,

thanks for answering! The journal itself is issue-based. But we use the advantages of an online edition to present the articles in two different orders. All we need is a kind of "doubled" list of contents: one that uses a traditional issue-based listing, and one that is ongoing that lists the debates. Each debate (like an issue) gets an own page. Here's a sample for such a debate page: http://www.connotations.uni-tuebingen.d ... r01613.htm. Plus each article has a little header that points to the other articles in a debate (similar to a customized "related posts"-field).

I'm not sure how OJS could mirror such a structure. Up to now I experimented with adding an extra static page for the debates into the standard OJS installation. But I haven't found a solution yet. But if you're willing to help out a little, I'd gladly keep on trying.

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Re: Additional order of articles

Postby asmecher » Tue May 20, 2014 8:32 am

Hi Timo,

We're currently looking at two main models: traditional issue-based, and megajournal/continuous publication. Unfortunately your model falls outside both of those, and unless we get a lot of call for it, we're unlikely to prioritize it.

Using a static page is a fairly decent work-around -- it does cost a bit of time in curation but I'm not sure coding up a specific workflow would be more efficient overall.

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