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Can I publish two TOC's on a homepage?

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Can I publish two TOC's on a homepage?

Postby maneddscn » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

Hello,

I am a managing editor for a peer reviewed journal run on OJS. We publish on a rolling release, so we publish articles as they become ready. I was wondering, and haven't been able to find anything relating to this in the forum, if it is at all possible to have the previous issue's table of contents remain on the homepage even as we start to release articles from the following (or "current") issue? So essentially, we want to have both TOC's available on the homepage. As it is now, once I publish an article from the new issue, the previous issue becomes archived. If I change the previous issue to current issue, it removes the new issue from the homepage. Basically, we don't want to remove the previous issue from the homepage to replace it with only one article.

Thank you!
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Re: Can I publish two TOC's on a homepage?

Postby vgabler » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi,

There is not currently a way to have the function in step 5.2 of the Setup "Add the table of contents for the current issue (if available)" to include multiple issues. The only option for that feature is to include the most recent issues. You could always custom build the page using the Additional Content section of Setup 5.2, but you'd have to build out the page with texts and links for articles yourself, and the previous issue would still also appear in the archive. You would need to enter the titles and info into the free form text field in 5.2 and then hyperlink to the Abstract pages or PDFs as desired.

All best,
Vanessa Gabler
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Re: Can I publish two TOC's on a homepage?

Postby maneddscn » Thu May 16, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks, Vanessa!
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