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Full text for back issues, abstracts only for recent issues

Postby brianlee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:11 am

We are digitizing the back issues of a journal and the editors would like to make the back issues freely available, but for the most recent issues only make the abstracts available. The full-text of these recent issues will then be opened up on a rolling basis. What is the best way to achieve this with OJS? Can we load the entire run of the journal and then choose a setting at the issue or article level that controls access? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Re: Full text for back issues, abstracts only for recent issues

Postby asmecher » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:18 am

Hi brianlee,

Make your journal subscription-based in Setup; once that's done, you can choose access settings on a per-issue basis as Editor on the issue's Issue Data page, including assigning a rolling open access date. You can override issue-level subscription settings for each article on the Issue's Table of Contents page (as Editor).

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Re: Full text for back issues, abstracts only for recent issues

Postby brianlee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:43 pm

Alec,

Thanks for the quick reply. I don't think this achieves exactly what we want. For the most recent issues we want the abstracts to be available freely available--but with the way you suggest it looks like the abstracts are also behind the subscription login. Is there a way to make the abstracts of otherwise restricted articles freely available?

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Re: Full text for back issues, abstracts only for recent issues

Postby asmecher » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:17 pm

Hi Brian,

Check Setup page 2; if you open the access settings there ("Unregistered users can view the journal site" and "Unregistered users can view the full text of published articles", the latter of which should be superseded by any subscription settings), unregistered users should be able to view abstracts.

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Re: Full text for back issues, abstracts only for recent issues

Postby brianlee » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:02 pm

Thanks Alec. I think we've got this working now, but had to do a couple of extra steps, which I'm posting here for reference:

We had to create "Subscription Manager" role and set the Delayed Access options.

Then, as Editor, we had to go to the issue's Table of Contents page and choose "Default" (rather than "Open Access", which was for some reason selected by default) for each article in the issue.

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