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Bug 1941 - Enable the ability to post "preprints" from unpublished ToC
Enable the ability to post "preprints" from unpublished ToC
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Submissions and Publishing
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.0
: P2 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-09 07:19 PST by John Willinsky
Modified: 2014-07-28 06:15 PDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Default cover page for pre-print (552.86 KB, application/pdf)
2008-12-19 22:58 PST, John Willinsky

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Description John Willinsky 2005-12-09 07:19:33 PST
To offer the ability for ED to provide readers with access to "preprints" once they have entered the ToC 
of a Future Issue, prior to the publication of the issue. This will require the following:

A. Setup 4.1
Add a subsection at the end of 4.1 
Preprint Capability
[ ] Enable the Editor to designate individual articles as preprints, making them available to readers prior 
to the publication of the issue they are in, as soon as the submission has been scheduled in the Table 
of Contents for a future issue.

B. Future Issues
Once enabled in all Table of Contents for Future Issues, there needs to be an additional column of 
check boxes (reduce title length) to the right of REMOVE, named PRE, with a note at the bottom under 
the [Save] button
Note: To release submissions as preprints for readers to view, prior to publishing this issue, check PRE 
and Save.

C. Displaying Preprints
If there are any designated preprints in the journal, then a Preprints link appears in the right hand 
column, under By Author. It leads to a page with the the title 

[Title of Section, as per Table of Contents style]
[Ttitle of article]                                           Vol X, No Z (YYYY)  [Formats]
[Ttitle of article]                                           Vol X, No Z (YYYY)  [Formats]

[Title of Section, as per Table of Contents style]
[Ttitle of article]                                           Vol X, No Z (YYYY)  [Formats]

Articles disappear from list, when issue is published.
Comment 1 John Willinsky 2008-12-19 22:51:04 PST
We should prepare this for a single file format, with a default cover page (as per attachment), with the while thing typically in PDF, but potentially LaTeX or even Word, as prepared by the editor or layout editor.
Comment 2 John Willinsky 2008-12-19 22:58:50 PST
Created attachment 1247 [details]
Default cover page for pre-print

The default cover page can be generated as as an addition to the version that the editor designates for passing on to the copyeditor. It can then be designated as the preprint version. By the same token, the pp cover page can pasted in (from a model found, say, off a "Preprint Cover Page" link, available with Editor upload options).

Preprint: 233-1234-pp    [Post]  2009-12-23   [Preprint Cover Page]

Preprints would appear in their own otherwise standard table of contents, with a new entry in the top tool bar...
Comment 3 James MacGregor 2011-01-14 10:21:18 PST
It might be a good time to revisit this feature request. We do get occasional preprint feature requests (eg. http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7037&p=27197#p27197 would be the latest one), and while there is a standard workaround (publishing an issue and calling it a preprint issue), I think there's enough demand to consider adding this as a feature. 

Scheduling against 2.3.4, although perhaps better to schedule against 2.3.5 (which doesn't yet exist)?
Comment 4 Chris Guitarte 2013-07-15 09:44:15 PDT
Hello - have you looked at incorporating the preprints functionality for the current 2.X branch or are you looking at implementing for the next major version of OJS?

We have just received a request for this on our journal on

Many thanks!
Comment 5 Alec Smecher 2013-07-15 09:57:53 PDT
Chris, we are currently planning to revisit the publication model in the first follow-up to the 3.0 release (which is our current push), including continuous publication models and megajournals; preprints would be a good feature to include in that discussion. We don't currently have plans to implement this in 2.4.x, as feature additions to 2.4.x would mean having to implement and translate in both codebases (2.4.x and 3.x).