At our institution, we have a setup of, currently, 35 public journals. In connection to an upgrade to OJS3, we are working on a new site index as well as a base theme for our journals who do not themselves have custom styles to use.
Also, we would like to group journals by category, to simplify the navigation and findability among the many journals on the server. This was a feature existing in OJS 2, but I’m wondering if you have any plans to implement it in OJS3? I saw this discussion, where it didn’t seem like it, but I think such a feature would be greatly appreciated.
If not, do you have any suggestions on how we can implement it ourselves through a theme plugin? I understand how customising templates work, but in order to avoid hardcoding journal categories, I’m thinking of a database field to base the categorisation on. Perhaps the best solution is putting some category metadata in the “Custom tags” under Distribution Settings?
Any advice is very welcome!