Currently in OJS, if a submission is rejected by the journal editor, that submission is moved to the Archive. From an author's perspective (when they're viewing their home screen) the submission has simply disappeared, as there is no clear path to the Archived items on the home pages.
I suggest placing a "# Archived" link next to the "# Active" link that appears on the author's home pages (see attached illustration for additional details).
eScholarship Operations Coordinator
California Digital Library
University of California, Office of the President