Hi, i will paste the email i sent to James Macgregor so all you can understand.
Hi James, im the student that wrote this post viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6078&p=23365&hilit=jojovem#p23365
By talking to my teachers, i realized that i will have to code tha plugin that makes the area sorting.
Heres my idea, build a plugin that will make difference in the "review interests" field and in the submission, when the author defines the areas of his article.
So, when the author is asked for the areas, instead of writing them he would be able to add them with predefined areas, and will have no chance to write something different, so we have a little bit of coherence when serching for areas. It will be needed to record this areas in the database with managing support in the journal manager session, so the managers can add new areas. The reviewer will have the option to add areas to change his areas of interests field. Why this? I think, by doing this, we can set a pattern of areas that would be a lot useful to search for potential reviewers, and the possibility to match the articles areas with the reviewers areas. Like: "heres is the list of the reviewers that are potentially good to this article."
But, i have no idea how to start, i have a good knowledge of coding, i just need to understand the steps of OJS plugin customizatition. Can you give me some light? Thanks a lot. I am studing the OJS Technical Reference and making some tests.
One last question, the editorial proccess of my teachers do not envolve all the stages defined in OJS(proof reading, layout, etc...) they only want to do this:
Author submits article
Editor choose section editor
Section Editor choose Reviewers
Section editor accept or decline due to the reviewers form response.
The file is sent directly to the issue
If the file does not match the journal rules send back to the author so he can make the final changes, then he send the correct article and the article can be set in the journal, this is kinda what happens in copyediting, but there is no layout editing neither proofreading. Its possible to skip this steps?
Thanks a lot,
Gustavo Andrade Ferreira