Testing the upcoming release of OJS 3.4

PKP is testing the upcoming release of OJS 3.4

July 27th, 2021 by  | 2 Comments

We would like to invite the community to help us with these tests.
We have received 3 quick tests to help us assess their feasibility. Each link is an independent interface. Please test each link separately.

Test 1
https://app.usabilityhub.com/do/df9024c8772b/2b4e 2
Test 2
https://app.usabilityhub.com/do/2834466c2e23/adee 1
Test 3
https://app.usabilityhub.com/do/50f0868aaec9/3551 2

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2 Comments on "PKP is testing the upcoming release of OJS 3.4"

  1. Kate Shuttleworth says:

    Hi Marianne,

    Thanks for your comment!

    The need to decline a submission before it can be deleted was an intentional change based on a UI/UX review:

    If a submission is first declined, then deleted, the deletion takes care of the statistics problem as all aspects of it are removed. This is, these declined and deleted submissions will not affect the overall decline rate of the journal, since they (and all statistics related to them) are fully removed from the system when they are deleted.

    If you have further comments for us, please feel free to post in our Community Forum, where PKP staff and other community members can weigh-in and respond: https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca/

    I hope this helps!

    Best regards,


  2. One of the features that went away when we upgraded to 3.3 is the ability for a journal editor to delete a duplicate submission. Unfortunately, this user-generated situation happens a lot and it’s maddening to have to treat an obvious duplicate like it’s a real submission and Decline it, as opposed to being able to essentially expunge it from the submission list.

    This behavior by OJS is problematic because it falsely increases the journals rate of submissions Declined, and it was never a real submission to begin with. It’s also problematic for those test submissions that I create to walk through the steps a user or editor might take with a submission or for demos of how the system works.

    Thank you for listening!

    — Marianne Reed

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