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The user role guides below encompass basic and advanced .pdf and video walkthroughs of the Open Journal System. The video guides are property of Acadia University's Vaughn Memorial Library. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been given permission to provide it's users with direct access to these guides. Each is extremely helpful in outlining a number of the systems different aspects. All of Acadia University's Open Journal System guides are located here:

SIUe's Open Journal System

Open Journal System Request Form


  • General

OJS User Roles

Open Journal System Overview

  • Journal Manager


OJS in an Hour

Initial Setup

  • Editor

Uploading Documents into Galley

OJS in an Hour


Journal Setup

Enrolling Users

Creating Sections

Assigning Editors

Creating and Publishing Issues

  • Section Editor


Role in Peer Review Process

Role in Editing Process

  • Layout Editor


Duties of the Layout Editor

  • Reviewer


Duties of the Peer Reviewer

  • Copyeditor


Duties of a Copy Editor

  • Proofreader


Duties of a Proofreader

  • Author

How to Guide


Sign up for a Account

Submission Process

Revise Submission

Editing Process

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