Pre-view whole issue

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philipl
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Pre-view whole issue

Postby philipl » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:26 am

As an editor I realise that I can preview an issue before pressing the 'publish' button (which then emails out). As this is our first issue, I want others to comment on the look and feel before we go live. How can I do this - ideally as a 'pre-view' via url?

Philip

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Re: Pre-view whole issue

Postby philipl » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:05 am

No answer ... so I presume it can't be done. I set up the editorial team as editors in order to let them look, but don't really trust them with the journal technicalities (they are all lawyers). Might be an idea to have a facility to allow this kind of previewing? Perhaps to have three stages: preview, publish and then advertise publication?

Philip

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Re: Pre-view whole issue

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi Philip,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier -- we're a small team . The exact functionality you're looking for doesn't yet exist. You should, however, be able to enroll your Editorial Team as Layout Editors, who are then able to preview a table of contents. If I remember correctly though, they have to be assigned to the submission (however, you can add multiple layout editors to a submission).

Cheers,
James

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Re: Pre-view whole issue

Postby msaghaei » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:01 am

We had the same problem. Although using OJS roles will enhance the quality of publication, but having the comments of a larger group of individuals like the editorial board members is very useful. I think before this functionality becomes available in OJS, it is possible to release the issue as an online early (or early online!) without issue identifications (vol, num, pages) as the current issue. This way the public can view the issue contents and send feedback. If using this strategy it is necessary to describe the issue as this at the very top of the TOC. In particular you have to state that the issue contents may changes. The main problem with this is with harvesters, they are not intelligent enough to differentiate an online early issue, so they will harvest a premature issue because they recognize it as the current issue.


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