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How to make submission on OJS 3

So in this document, we will try to show you how to submit an article with Open Journal Systems (OJS). The system in OJS looks simple, but in reality in the OJS system the article submission process requires several steps so that the article can be published properly in your OJS.

Submissions process on OJS 3

Go to The Dashboard page

First, open the OJS dashboard page. it is located in the upper right corner of your profile.

Open the OJS "Dashboard". (Your profile > "Dashboard")

Create new submission

After that, select “New Submission” to start submitting our article submission.

Click "New Submission" to start submitting our article / journal.

Start step

Step 1, after opening the page, fill in the requested data (mandatory) and the rest.

  • And if it is filled, select “Save and continue”
fill out the requested form data (mandatory) and the rest.

Upload Submission step

Step 2, select the Article Component * that you want to select. Then upload the file you want to send. Then Press Continue.

Choose the type "Article Component" and uploading our article.

In the “Review Details” step, we can change the name of the file to be sent (if you want). If done, press Continue.

You can rename the file by selecting "Edit". (Optional)

In the “Confirm” step, we can add more files (if there are other files that we want to add). If you are sure, press Complete.

In the "Confirm" step, you can upload another file by selecting "Add Another File"

If there are more files you want to add, you can press “Upload File”. And then click “Save and continue” when done. Like the example image below.

You can also upload files again if by selecting "Upload File" in step "2. Upload Submission" if you wish.

Enter Metadata step

Step 3, in the “Enter Metadata” step. fill in the desired data and if so, select “Save and continue”

Tips : 

  • If you want to add a contributor, you can choose “Add Contributor”.
in step "3. Enter Metadata", enter the metadata for your article / journal.

Confirmation step

Step 4, in the “Confirmation” step, if you are sure, you can press “Finish Submission”.

in step "4. Confirmation", you can check again whether you are all correct sending data / info for your article. And if you are sure you can choose "Finish Submission".

Next Steps end of step

And your article has been submitted to the OJS journal. You have to wait for your submission (article) to be reviewed by the admin / journal owner, the Journal Manager, the Journal Editor, and the Production editor.

You can click Review this submission to check your journal / article submission.

if already in step "5. Next Steps". Congratulations, you have successfully submitted your article / journal to the OJS journal!


So, that was the method & the submission process in OJS 3. Friendly user interface and good user experience.

That’s all, thank you for taking the time to read. I hope this helps.

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