We have a rather specific problem that occurs in connection with back issue publication in one of our journals. The situation is as follows: new issues keep getting added, but the journal management retroactively publishes back issues as well. As far as we were able to find out, the issue published most recently automatically becomes the current issue in OJS, which we can then change manually. While this is somewhat of a hassle that we would love to avoid, the main problem lies in the email notifications this probably creates for registered readers. This leads us to two questions:
Is it possible to turn off flagging the most recent issue as the current issue altogether, so we can manually set the current issue only where applicable and only after publication (i.e. not automatically on publication)?
Is it possible to edit, turn, off, specifiy conditions for or even see the email notification readers get when a new issue is published (we were not able to discover any settings or notifications related to that anyhwere; prepared emails does not seem to include these)?
We have not had a look at the code since making changes there is beyond our abilities, so we sincerely hope there is something we can do from the administration/journal manager side of things. We are using OJS 188.8.131.52 and have not been able to find information on this problem here or anywhere else - apologies if we overlooked something and many thanks in advance.