In this tab, you will be able to draft and organize announcements that will be sent out to the users of your journal.
1. Announcements Description
The first box available on this page allows you to enable an announcements tab on your journal homepage, which your journal manager will then be in charge of maintaining. You can then select how many announcements you want visible from this tab on the journal's homepage, with a a maximum of 10 announcements being visible at a time. Any additional information to be displayed for readers on this page should be placed in the textbox below these two options.
2. Announcement Types
Before you create announcements for your new page, you will need to have various Announcement Types ready in order to organize your page. Edit or remove your existing Announcement Types by clicking the small blue arrow to the right of the title. Add a new type by clicking "Add Announcement Type" in the right-hand corner.
All you will need to create a new type of announcement is a name. Make sure your types will be consistently used and well defined.
3. Creating Announcements
Now that you have your various Announcement Types, you can manage your actual Announcements that will apear on your journal's website. Edit or remove your posted announcement by clicking the small blue arrow to the right of the announcement's title. Add a new announcement by clicking "Add Announcement" in the right-hand corner.
The "Add Anouncement" pop-up window will immediately ask you to sort by Announcement Type, so make sure you have a type that corresponds with the announcement you wish to make. After inputting the announcement's title, write a short description. This description will appear as a quick summary of the announcement below a link to the entire description (which lies on a separate page).
The last two items in this box will ask you to set an expiration date for your announcement and enable email notifications of announcements for your users. The expiration date field will bring up a calender for you to choose a date whenthe anouncement will stop being publicly visible, but all anouncements will be listed under the "Announcements" box until manually removed by the journal manager.