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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).

In OMP 3.2, the Publisher information is now stored under the Press setting. You will need to enter all the information required to generate your ONIX metadata.

The Press settings screen.

The Press settings main panel.

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:

  • Cover Image: Upload a cover for the series (optional)
  • Title: Title of series
  • 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 (you can apply for an ISSN through your country’s ISSN centre, listed in the ISSN Network)
  • 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
  • Path: What you want to use for the end of the URL

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

The drag & drop interface found after clicking Order.

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 a book 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.

To start, go to Press Setting followed by the Categories tab.

Create a category #

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

Edit a category #

  1. Click the name of the category you want to edit
  2. Make the changes
  3. Click OK
Video of the steps above being performed.

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

Category edit options with Remove button highlighted.

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.

Public Identifiers #

If your Press will be using Public Identifiers such as DOI or URN, these will need to be enabled in the Plugin Gallery (Website Settings > Plugin > Plugin Gallery).

The Public Identifiers section of the Plugin Gallery.

Once these have been enabled, you can click the blue arrow to configure the settings for both these.

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.

Distribution #

Payment #

The payment configuration for OMP is much simpler than in OJS. If you are using your press to accept payment you have the option of PayPal or manual payment notification.

PayPal #

For help setting up your PayPal account see Using the PayPal Plugin for OJS and OMP

Once you have your PayPal account set up, you will need to enter the following information under the PayPal Fee Payment setup.

The Paypal Fee Payment setup screen.

For books or publication versions that will be available for purchase, you will need to indicate the price of these in the Publication Formats by clicking Set Terms

The Set Terms button for various publication formats.

Select Direct Sales followed by the price and Save.

Sample Direct Sales settings.

The book’s landing page will now show the prices for each format.

A sample of the display of a book with prices set per format.

Users who wish to purchase will click the button which will direct them to PayPal to complete payment. Once payment has been processed the document will become available to the user for reading and/or download.

Manual Payment #

If your press will be collecting payment in another form (e.g cheque, ETF) you can provide the instructions under Manual Payment.

Sample manual payment instructions entered in the settings screen.

Opting for this payment method will provide users with the same payment button on the book’s landing page with instructions on how to pay and will prompt them to send notification of payment.

The display of the Manual Payment instructions on the book's landing page.

This notification will be sent to the Journal Manager via email with the users information (Full Name and Username). It will be up to the Press to determine the delivery method of the publication.