I don't know if I miss the trick to deal with publishing an article or issue in OJS. In a common sense mode, I would think it should be easy but I realize it is not!
When somebody send an article, the publisher (or editor, administrator of the journal) should expect the following choices or options:
- Review, proofread or check the article (or download it) by himself,
- Send the article to a reviewer (to be selected or added to reviewer list),
- Publish the article as is, in an issue (current, future..).
So, this will correspond to three buttons should be visible in the page:
- Review (or download)
- Send to a reviewer
- Publish the article
I see that there are many confusing options that may confuse the editor or administrator. Things could not be simpler, in future version/upgrade, than they are now, with publishing options (review, proofread, publish an article) as easily accessible and visible choices in the same place?
Just an idea "towards a publishing process more intuitive and straightforward".