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  1. Manage Current Roles
  2. Create New Roles

1. Manage Current Roles

Similar to the Users page, the only box initially available on this page is a list of Current Roles recognized by your journal. OJS 3 is preloaded with 17 default editorial roles that journal managers exclusively can manage and assign certain permissions and tasks. Journal managers can enable whether the listed role can participate in the Submission, Review, Copyediting, or Production phases, and can change these permissions for each role at time using the check boxes to the left of the role's listed name. Clicking on the blue arrow directly to the left of the Role Name will open up a small drop down menu, offering you the chance to edit role information or remove the role entirely. If one of these default roles does not suit the needs of your journal, select the "Create New Role" button in the top right corner of the box to craft a role that will suit your needs.

2. Create New Roles

Once the "Create New Role" button in the top right corner of the "Current Roles" box is selected, a popup window will provide the form necessary to create a new role for your journal. Initally, all that is required for the new role is the Permission Level, Role Name, and Role Abbreviation. The permission level is the most essential decision when creating this new role, as it will dictate the ability of a user with this role to potnetially alter the journal site, complete various tasks, and generally navigate OJS 3 through your journal. The permission level can NOT be altered once the role is created and will be locked unless the role is deleted and a new one created in its place. 


Remeber that only journal managers will be able to edit, create, or remove roles for your journal- but you can always assign a role with journal manager-level permissions to mulitple users. To see how this is done, check out the Assign User Roles section of our Users page. 

If you still have questions or concerns, feel free to check out this training video offered for this section:

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