We use OJS 3.0.2.
Editors in chief of our journals would like to report requests for the submission workflow.
1) When an author submit a manuscript
Steps for submitting a manuscript are currently as follows:
- Upload Submission
- Enter Metadata
Our Editors in chief say the step 2 when you upload submissions files should be at the end, and at least after entering Metadatas.
They say it’s a common way to proceed for Scholarly journals. And it’s the way that a “well known” proprietary software works.
Is it possible to change the order of the steps ?
2) For editors who are assigned to a manuscript
In submission process, an editor in chief assigns a manuscript to an associate editor which assigns himself the manuscript for review to a reviewer.
They also say it’s a common way to proceed for Scholarly journals. And it’s also the way that the “well known” proprietary software works.
In OJS2 and OJS3 now, they use the role of of “Journal Editor” as “Editor in chief” and “Section Editor” as “Associate editor”
When the “Journal Editor” assign a “Section Editor”, they would like the “Section Editor” to be notified. And that he could accept or decline to be assigned as “Section Editor”. When a “Section Editor” is currently assigned, it’s assumed that he has accepted.
They also would like a system of schedule with: Date of Request, Response Due Date and an email reminder.
In brief, they would like the same workflow process for “Journal Editor” or “Section Editor” who are assigned to a manuscript than for reviewers.
Is it possible integrate this feature which seems to be very important to handle a submission process with lot of associate editors ?
Thanks in advance for your answers.