The ASSCAT Journal Publication team visited the USJR-CPRDS last March 6-8, 2017 to establish the JAID-OJS of ASSCAT. The endeavor was undertaken with Mr. Jessie Susada, the OJS Administrator and Mr. Emerson the website administrator of USJR.
The first day of the training was devoted to the online registration of the ASSCAT Journal website, uploading of the journal system following the steps and formats, this includes coding and web designing. Also, archiving of back issues of R and D Journal Volume 9 No. 3. series of 2013 was prioritized, in order to start the registration of the website to the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)- the system administrator.
On the second day, the team visited the system site, and the PKP administrator approved the registration. This means that the Journal is ready for viewing online through asscatjournal.asscat.edu.ph. The second step done was the registration of JAID to Google Scholar, the site acknowledge the application, approval will be expected 4 to 6 weeks after registration . Archiving of the R and Journal Volume 10, numbers 1 and 2 of 2014 was also continued. The most important activity that day was the familiarization of the OJS steps from submission to publication. The team was trained to act different roles in the OJS. They got a chance to act as administrator, author, reviewer, copy editor, and layout editor. A simulation was conducted together with journal staff of USJR.
Extracting reports was given emphasis on the third day since this is the most important part of the Journal evaluation. This report will show all transactions done in the system from author’s submission to peer-reviewing process, up to the lay outing. Further topics on the development and improvement of the website was tackled.
The endeavor was made light and possible through the unselfish assistance of the USJR-CPRDS family. Present during the training were Dr. Agnes – CPRDS Director, Dr. Jessica – RMRJ Journal In-charge, and Ms. Shanine – Journal Staff.