We have several journals that are publishing articles as they are accepted and then "compiling" them into a single volume or issue one or two times per year. The way they do so is to create the Current Issue and publish it when the first article is ready. Then, each time an article is ready to be published, the action of scheduling the article for publication in the current issue on the article record's Editing page will then add that article to the current issue.
We encourage journals that do this to leave the page numbers off of the articles until the issue is closed, and when closing the issue to go back and paginate the issue. If your journal has sections, OJS will add each published article to the end of the appropriate section, so you can't truly know the order of the articles and the pagination until the issue is closed. Once you're ready to close the issue and have uploaded paginated articles, you can simply create a new issue, publish it, and start fresh with that new issue set as the current issue. The closed issue will move to the archives.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me know.
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