When using the quick submit plugin, to rapidly bring, for example, a large number of back issues into OJS for the first time, I have a serious issue related to the way the database can use the entries. This is especially important about authors. If in issue number 1, for example, there is author John Doe, and then later, in issue 10, we find another article by the same John Doe, how do I ensure that OJS understands that this is the same John Doe?
John Doe hasn't entered in the system yet, because we are just now builiding it up, but later, when I go online, I want to register John Doe, or invite him to register when he submits a third unpublished article. Once he is registered, I realize my problems are over, every future article gets associated with him because he logs in before he submits. But in the quick submit we bypass this process. We manually name the authors etc.
Anyone encountered this and have any tricks I might use so that when a user clicks on Search by Author, s/he doesn't get a list of articles each one looking like different authors all named John Doe, but rather, John Doe's articles are all properly linked under his ONE name?
I built up a series of some 20 issues for a journal. In this journal there are some people who have published 12 times. For some reason, we see their work as a list of 12 articles, each with their name. In others, somehow, without knowing how, I get an author listed ONCE with his 5 articles. What field is the quick submit depending on to data relate authors?