If you have chosen the subscription option for your journal (see Journal Setup Step 4: Management), a link to manage your subscriptions will appear on your Journal Management Pages menu.
After selecting Subscriptions from the menu, you will see an overview of the subscription activity for your journal, and a set of choices to configure and manage your subscriptions, including Subscription Types, Subscription Policies, Payments, Individual Subscriptions and Institutional Subscriptions. From this page you can also create a new subscription.
The first step in setting up subscription management is to designate the types of subscriptions the journal offers. Journals typically offer individual subscription and institutional subscription rates. Some journals may have special offers for members of an organization or students. OJS will support the management of print and/or online subscriptions. More than one type of subscription can be created to cover longer periods of time (e.g. 12 months, 36 months).
To begin, select Subscription Type and from the resulting page, click Create New Subscription Type.
Next, fill in the details, including a unique name, a description, cost, and currency. You can also determine if it is for online, print, or online + print. You can also set the duration of the subscription, and whether it is individual (login required) or institutional (access via IP address or domain name – e.g., sfu.ca). Lastly, you can require a membership for the subscription (perhaps for a reduced fee) and hide the subscription type from being published on the About page.
Under the Subscription Policies heading you will enter information in several sections.
config.inc.phpto allow for these options to be enabled.
Returning to the Subscriptions Summary page you will see an option to select Payments.
Selecting the Payments here will take you to the Fee Payment Option page configured in the Payments page in the previous section.
When you publish content in your journal that you want to be accessible only to subscribers, mark it as subscription-only in the Table of Contents.