We have a big problem regarding the separation of workflow stages and publication statuses (OJS 3.3.0-8).
In previous versions of the system, it was possible to assign an article to an issue already in the earlier stages of editorial workflow.
Even at the early stages we could see how many articles had already been assigned to issue.
Now, if at the review or proofreading stage we want to assign an article to an issue and schedule it for publication, its status is immediately changed to Scheduled for publication and the article is placed in the archive tab. Editors who are still working on the text cannot find the article after the workflow stage. It becomes a mess.
On the other hand, if we only try to assign an article to an issue, save it, but not plan it for publication - we can see the workflow stage (Review, Proofreading), but the number of articles in the planned issue doesn`t change and we cannot check what articles are included in it.
Considering that the stages and publication statuses are two separate columns in the database, the solution could be to present the stages of workflow (Submission, Review, Proofreading, Execution, Archive) independently and publication statuses (Unscheduled, Scheduled for publication, Published, Rejected) next to them.
Scheduled for publication would change the number next to the scheduled issue and allow you to see how many articles have been assigned.
However, it would not affect the workflow status (the article could still be in the review stage)
How to solve this? Are there any changes planned in this area?