The Help document for Open Journal Systems (OJS) is designed to assist users in the process of reading, submitting, editing, and publishing items in scholarly and general-interest journals. It is also intended to serve as a manual for OJS that describes the scope and workings of this journal management software. The Help document also provides editorial advice on common journal practices in scholarly publishing. In addition to this Help document, users have access to this journal's technical support person, who will be listed in About the Journal, under Contact.

Because OJS employs designated publishing roles or titles for each function and process - from the Journal Manager who sees to the journal's Setup to the Author who proofreads the galleys - each topic covered in Help refers to whichever role should be performing each task. On the same principle, access to the document is determined by who is doing what where within the system. Help is context specific; what one sees depends on one's role. Users can have more than one role in OJS (a Reviewer can also be an Author and a Journal Manager can also be an Editor). What one sees also depends on where one is working within OJS. The role and location determine which Help topics come up, although the user can browse from there to related topics in order to explore any aspect of the system.

Search In the upper right-hand corner of each help page is a "Search" link. Enter a keyword and you will get a listing of the applicable help items, brief description of each item and a link to the item.

Table of Contents Clicking on this link produces a table of contents of the available help.

Up a Level Clicking on this link takes you up one level in the help hierarchy. For example, if you where looking at "Files Browser", one level up would be "Management Pages".