OJS Workflow: Copyediting Page

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Introduction

This section will focus on the Copyediting page.

Screenshots

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The following PDF file presents a tour of the current (June 2014) Copyediting workflow.

File:OJS pre-3.0b Copyediting.pdf

Issues

Issues include:

  • The copyediting process needs to be simplified and structured more linearly. The document transfer/upload and checkbox processes are condensed into a horizontal display to save vertical real estate which only confuses users. Most users need a numbered, vertical and linear display in order to act on the proper steps for the copyediting processes. (CDL Report, P. 106)
  • The use of checkboxes to keep track of files and steps being taken, as well as trigger communication with users is a complex interaction. It would be clearer to users if the checkboxes served as confirmation of tasks or decisions only. The two processes need to be separated out from each other with clear call-outs explaining the significance of each step. (CDL Report, P. 106)
  • We did not cover this in testing however many users have let us know that they need to be able to upload multiple rounds of revisions during the copyediting stage so this functionality needs to be present in the system. (CDL Report, P. 106)
  • Copyeditor can approve files – but this is responsibility for the editor...? ; Suggestion: Allow only the editor to approve the files (UP Report, P. 26)
  • When the editor approves the copyedited file, and then sends the book to production, they have to re-tick the files for production; Suggestion: Pre-tick all approved copyedited files when sending to production. (UP Report, P. 27)

Recommendations

summarize recommendations with links

See: OMP Workflow Revisions

John's version of a potential wireframe design for Copyedit stage, based on far more explicit labeling of steps and status.

Workfkow Copyedit Stage.png

Discussion

See "discussion" tab at the top of the wiki page.


Decision

To come.


Implementation

To come.