OJS moves submissions to the journal through five steps in the editorial process, which will be managed by one or more of the editors.
- Unassigned Queue: Items begin here and are assigned to one or more editors.
- Submission Review: Items undergo peer review and editorial decision.
- Submission Editing: Items undergo copyediting, layout, and proofreading. The submission is assigned to an issue for publication.
- Table of Contents: Items are ordered for publication and are published.
(Assigned in Journal Management)
- Journal Manager: Sets up the journal and staffs editorial roles (can also serve as an Editor and other roles).
- Editor: Oversees editorial process; can assign submissions to Section Editors to see through Submission Review and Submission Editing; undertakes scheduling of content and publishing of journal.
- Section Editor: Oversees Submission Review and possibly Submission Editing for assigned submissions.
- Copyeditor: Works with submissions to improve grammar and clarity, poses questions to author on possible errors, and ensures strict adherence to journal's bibliographic and textual style.
- Layout Editor: Transforms copyedited submissions into galleys in PDF format.
- Proofreader: Reads galleys for typographic and formatting errors.
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The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.
The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online review system. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure the files are complete and that the relevant metadata are in order. Once this is done, the manuscript is assigned to an Academic Editor on the basis of their subject expertise.
The Academic Editor performs an initial assessment before inviting a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer-review report. (The Academic Editor can reject a manuscript prior to review if not deemed suitable.) On the basis of the submitted reports the Academic Editor makes one of the following recommendations:
· Consider after Major Changes
· Consider after Minor Changes
· Publish Unaltered