Dear OJS Community,
in OJS version 184.108.40.206, which we use, and apparently also in the current version 220.127.116.11, submissions can only be scheduled for publication and assigned to a future issue after all production phases have been run through and the “Production” phase has been completed. Once assigned to an issue, the submission is no longer active and is automatically moved to the “Archive”.
We would find it useful if these two steps, archiving the submission and assigning it to an issue, were independent of each other. We plan our issues a long time in advance and it would therefore be useful to be able to assign submissions to individual issues before all production phases have been completed. The submission should therefore remain active after the assignment to an issue. The article should not be archived until the issue to which it has been assigned is published.
With this in mind, it would also be convenient to develop a new filter in the submission menu that filters the active contributions according to their assigned issues. This could look like this:
I would be interested to know what other journals think about such a feature.
Do you consider this an improvement as well?