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Setting up and Maintaining Your Press

There are a number of components to your press found in the Settings menu on the left navigation bar. All of the site configuration options are under Settings > Press. The options you find here control every aspect of the press, including press information, how your press looks, workflow settings, and how the publication and distribution processes work. This section will go in-depth on your Press and Workflow Settings. Please refer to the Learning OJS guide for information regarding the Website and Distribution that will be applicable in your OMP installation.

Press Settings #

In the Press Settings section, you can configure information about your press that will be displayed for readers, such as your press name, editorial team, and contact information. You can also set up and configure series and categories, which are used to display and organize your published monographs.

You can find the Settings in the left menu panel when you are logged in as a user with Press Manager permissions. This section contains most of the information that you provided when originally creating your press (and which can be modified at any time).

The Press settings screen.

The Press settings main panel with sample settings.

Masthead #

Enter and edit information about your press, including press name, editorial team, and about the press. All Masthead information will appear under pages in the About menu on your press website.

Contact #

This section contains the primary contact information you provided when originally creating your press and includes a technical support contact option. You can also add a mailing address. All contact information will appear on the Contact page under the About menu on your press website.

Series #

Series can be used to help organize your publications. A series represents a special set of books devoted to a theme or topic. Visitors will be able to search and browse the press by series. In the Series tab of your Press Settings, you can create, edit, and order the series that will appear on your press website.

The Series tab of the Press Settings screen.

Add Series #

To add a series, click Add Series on the right corner of the Series table and fill in the following fields:

  • Description: Use this field to add details regarding the series, editor, editor information, etc.
  • ISSN: The 8-digit code to identify your print and/or online series
  • Order Monograph: The order in which you would like monographs within the series to be displayed

List of display order options.

  • Category: The subject matter this series will be part of

Edit Series #

You can modify a series by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the series name. This will reveal options to edit or delete the series.

The expanded edit options menu under a series.

Order Series #

To order your series, click Order on the right corner of the series box.

The drag & drop interface found after clicking Order.

Using the double arrow beside the Series title, drag the series in order and click Done once you have completed ordering your series.

Add books to series #

See the Catalog and Displaying Content chapter for instructions on how to add books to series.

Categories #

Categories can be used to group and display books according to the subject matter or themes — for example, economics, literature, and poetry. Categories may be nested within “parent” categories in a hierarchy. Categories can be displayed as a browse block on your press site, and readers can select a category to view all books in that category.

You can place an article in a category by editing its metadata, which is explained in the Catalog and Displaying Content chapter. This section explains how to create and edit categories.

Create a category #

  1. Click Add Category
  2. Enter a name for your category that will be displayed to readers
  3. Enter a path for the category’s URL on your site
  4. Enter a description that will appear above the list of articles in the category
  5. Change the order of the articles by date or title (optional)
  6. Add an image that will appear at the top of the category’s page (optional)
  7. Click Save

Edit a category #

  1. Click the name of the category you want to edit
  2. Make the changes
  3. Click OK

Remove a category #

  1. Click the blue arrow next to the category you want to remove
  2. Click the Remove button that appears below
  3. Confirm that you want to remove the category

Display categories #

To display categories on your website you can go to Website Settings > Appearance > Sidebar Management and place the Browse block on your sidebar.

Add books to categories #

See the Catalog and Displaying Content chapter for instructions on how to add books to categories.

Website Settings #

Please refer to the Learning OJS guide for information on Website Setting applicable to OMP.

Please note that some plugins for OJS are not available for OMP.

Workflow Settings #

Workflow Settings include all submission and publication configuration options, including those that relate to the initial submission process as well as the review, editing, and production workflow processes.

This section will focus on the Production tab of Workflow Settings, as these are specific to your OMP installation. Please refer to Learning OJS for information on configuring Components, Submissions, Review, Press Library, and Emails. The Publisher Library is the journal equivalent to your Press Library.

Under Production, you will enter all the information required to generate your ONIX metadata.

The Production tab settings screen.

Distribution #

Please refer to Learning OJS for information on Distribution Settings and Subscriptions in OMP.