I am trying to configure a journal for delayed access (24 months from publication date) and am having trouble understanding the logic of the various settings available in OJS. Help would be greatly appreciated!
What is needed: delayed access for a journal that has no online subscription. More specifically: article and issue metadata is accessible to everyone, but PDFs of articles are only available to everyone (registered or not) after 24 months.
What I determined so far:
- Technically it seems necessary to have a subscription manager and make use of the subscription module in order to set delayed access > ok.
- As subscription manager under "subscription management", I can set subscription policies. I have checked "Delayed Open Access" and selected 24 months. However, this did not have the desired effect. Past issues are not available open access; all issues are displayed with "subscription access".
- Access options can also be set for issues individually under Issue > Issue data. Two options can be set: Access status ("Subscription/Open Access") and "Open access date", the latter with a checkbox "Enable delayed open access". To enable delayed open access, I have to check the latter, enter a date, and at the same time select "Subscription". (Otherwise, "Open Access" overrules.) This works, but it is cumbersome to have to do this manually on a per-issue basis.
Did I miss something? Some setting that makes it possible to have delayed access applied across the board, without having to set it manually for each issue?
Thanks in advance,