Submission System

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Status: Work completed in 2010 (release 1.7).

See also the list of Use Cases and the Partner Submission Integration.


Workflow for a New Article

  1. Journal accepts the author's publication.
  2. Journal mails Dryad with metadata.
  3. Journal mails author acceptance letter, which contains a link to the Dryad submission for that publication. If the primary corresponding author of the article is not the primary manager of the data set, the article author may forward the email to the data set author.
    1. Author follows the link, which has the form: http://datadryad.org/submit?journalID=zzzz&manu=xxxx
    2. The link redirects to the DSpace aspect that handles submission: http://datadryad.org/dryadsubmit/jsubmit?journalID=zzzz&manu=xxxx
    3. Author logs in to Dryad (or creates an account). (Media:SubmissionMockupLogin.png)
    4. Author is presented with a publication page that allows "Edit Publication Details" and "Add Dataset". (Media:SubmissionMockupPubSummary.png)
    5. Author may expand metadata for the publication. (Media:SubmissionMockupJournalPub.png)
    6. Author uploads data, providing additional metadata for each data set. (Media:SubmissionMockupDataset.png). The author may also include a "README" file with additional documentation (see a Dryad record with a README file).
    7. Author may provide IDs of data sets in other repositories.
    8. Author may provide IDs of pre-existing data sets in Dryad.
    9. Author may choose to place data sets under embargo. (Default embargo period lasts until 1 year from the publication date.
    10. Author chooses to "Publish Datasets". (Media:SubmissionMockupPubSummary.png)
  4. Dryad mails handle of publication record to journal editor. (At least one dataset must be present.)
  5. Journal editors may include the Dryad handle in the article.
  6. Journal sends the table of contents (including DOI list) for each issue to Dryad, so complete metadata can be extracted and the embargo period can officially start.
    • This may be the same information that is sent to Crossref and/or PubMedCentral.

Workflow for an Article in a non-partner Journal

  1. Author logs in to Dryad (or creates an account).
  2. Author chooses "Deposit Data for a New Publication".
  3. Author is presented with an "Add Publication" page. This page looks similar to the "Edit Publication Details" page from the partner journal process, but all fields may be edited (and are initially blank). (Media:SubmissionMockupCreateNewPublication.png)
  4. Author is presented with a publication page that allows "Edit Publication Details" and "Add Dataset".
  5. Author may edit/expand metadata for the publication.
  6. Author uploads data, providing additional metadata for each data set.
  7. Author may provide IDs of data sets in other repositories.
  8. Author may provide IDs of pre-existing data sets in Dryad.
  9. Author may choose to place data sets under embargo. (Default embargo period lasts until 1 year from the publication date.
  10. Author chooses to "Publish Datasets".

Email Parsing System

  1. Email sent to a short perl script (journalEmailGateway.pl), which forwards the contents of the message to a web service.
  2. The web service (journal-submit) parses the contents of the email.
    • Parsing can be different for each journal, though most journals use the Manuscript Central template created by Tim Vines.
    • The parsed content is stored as an XML file in submission/journalMetadata.
  3. When an author follows a link (or enters an equivalent journalID and manuscript number into the submission web form), the submission system will import the relevant XML file to pre-populate metadata for the new submission.