Submitting An Article In OJS (Open Journal System)

This article will guide you step by step process to submitting an article in OJS (Open Journal System).

Follow 1-5 steps process to upload and describe your submission.

Start a new submission OJS (Open Journal System) by clicking the New Submission button on the right side of the screen.

OJS New Submission
OJS New Submission

Step 1:

In Step 1 you will provide preliminary information about your submission.

To begin select the appropriate section for your submission (e.g., article, review, etc.). If you aren’t sure which section is appropriate, make your best guess.

Check OJS Checklist
Check OJS Checklist

Read and agree to the statements in the submission checklist by checking each box. Include any comments for the editor, read the journal’s privacy statement, and then click the Save and Continue button to move to Step 2.


Step 2:

On Step 2, a window will open allowing you to upload your submission file.

Upload your file (Article File)

Uploadd Manuscript And Select Type Of Article
Uploadd Manuscript And Select Type Of Article

Then, you MUST select an Article Component. This lets the system know whether the file is the body of the manuscript, an image, a data set, etc.

It is important to note that you can only upload one file at a time. Additional files can be uploaded later in the process. Typically, this first file will be the body of your manuscript. Hit the Continue button once the file uploads.

Click ‘Save and Continue’ to move to Step 3.


Step 3:

In Step 3, you will be asked to add more information about the submission, including the title of the submission (broken down into prefix, title, and subtitle), the abstract, and additional contributors.

Add Contributors In OJS Submission
Add Contributors In OJS Submission

You can add more contributors (e.g., co-authors), by clicking the Add Contributors link. This will open a new window with fields to enter their information.

Add Contributors In OJS Submission
Add Contributors In OJS Submission

Hit Save, and the new contributor will appear on the screen.

Depending on the journal you are submitting to, you may see additional fields to complete, such as keywords.

Update Kywords and other details in OJS Submission
Update Kywords and other details in OJS Submission

To enter a keyword, simply type the word or phrase and hit your Enter key. The word or phrase will be formatted as a keyword.

Click Save and Continue to move forward.


Step 4:

On Step 4, you will be asked to confirm that you are happy with your submission.

Confirmation Page On OJS Article Submission
Confirmation Page On OJS Article Submission

Click Finish Submission.

Finish Submission
Finish Submission

A box will pop up asking you to confirm you are finished. Click OK.


Step 5:

Your submission is now complete! The editor has been notified of your submission. At this point, you can follow the links to:

  • Review this submission
  • Create a new submission
  • Return to your dashboard
OJS Article Submission Complete
OJS Article Submission Complete

Dashboard:


And here is your submission in your Dashboard. You can see that it is currently in the Submission stage.

OJS Article Submission Dashboard
OJS Article Submission Dashboard

Over the coming days, it will move into the Review stage, and if accepted, into the Copyediting and Production stages before being published.

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