1. Manage Current Users
2. Add New Users
After selecting "Add User" from the top right corner of the Current Users box, you will be directed to the "Add User" pop-up window. There are two steps involved in the process of adding a new user, and the first step involves providing information about the user for the system. Required information fields include the potential user's First Name, Last Name, a system Username, Contact Email, and finally, a system Password. For the system password, you have the option to simply create a password for the user's long-term use or to generate a random password that will be emailed directly to the user's given contact email. You can also enable a mandatory password change after the new user's first login, ensuring complete security for the new user's account. Any other information is not mandatory, and you can also choose to enable a notification email for the new user once registration is complete.
While the information under the "More User Details" tab of the first page of the "Add User" pop-up window is not mandatory, it can be helpful to fill out whatever you can. Recording a new user's reviewing interests and affiliation can be useful for considering review assignments as well as potential competing interest policy questions, and further contact information is always useful.
3. Assign Users Roles
The second step of the "Add User" process involves selecting roles for the new user. This process is relatively straightforward, as you simply select roles from the dropdown menu and then select the "Add Role" button on the op right corner of the "Add Roles" box. You can add as many or as few roles as you like to a single user, and roles can always be added to users later through use of the "Edit User" tab in the "Current Users" list.
If you do find the task of keeping track and assigning multiple of the default roles to specific users, it would be helpful to add your own custom roles to the dropdown menu of this page. For more information on creating roles unique to your journal, check out the Roles page.