Using sections for different Journal editions and deleting sections

Hi there,

Just have a query about this great open source product. We product a Journal 3 times each year. One of those is a special edition, which includes a call for papers around particular topic areas. These editions are guest edited as well. What i have done is create a section for each special edition. But what I now have is a section for a special edition that has now passed and people can potential submit to that old special edition. I want to delete that section but I am concerned it will cause a problem.

Sorry if this is long-winded. Are there any ramifications from deleting a section?

Hi @devlinc,

Don’t do it – this will affect already-published content, which is not what you want! Instead, edit each section that you want to “retire”, and designate it for submission only by editors using the checkbox in the “edit section” form. That way it’ll stay around, but won’t be in the way for new submitters.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Gotcha - that’s great - thanks for your help!