We run a small journal with just a two ember team, its a cultural journal that publishes issues on a quarterly basis, however, the work constantly keeps getting delayed due to the publishing cycle and we were looking to streamline the workflow. We landed on OJS3 and out of the box it seems to fulfil most of our needs, except this;
It will really be helpful, if the authors can be presented with a text-editor at the submission step, where they can have an option of pasting their text. Most of the articles published in our journal do not have much citations (they are more journalistic in nature). They have images and captions, so it would be much easier for them to submit it in this way, and they can also choose to upload a pdf to detail the exact location of images, captions etc. This seems to be a long standing request and it is surprising that an advanced system such as OJS3 does not provide this.
Sometime, the submissions we receive do not quite fit the issue we have in mind, but we still want to publish the articles. In our existing framework, we created a blog section to do the same, however it does not do much justice to the submissions. So, will it be possible to publish standalone articles, and generate a feed of those on a page/section of the front end? How does one go about that?
Would be grateful for a quick response. I am fairly into coding myself, so a few directions would be helpful.
I have read the documentation as well as the forum, and the submission requirement seems not to be answered anywhere, except for the conversion of DOCX to XML using the OTS, which is a great method, but we feel its not really relevant for the publication we have (we do not really need something like that at the moment)