Papers contains user-generated content, ie the publication (conference or journal) is set up by the organiser - and authors, reviewers and other users create submissions and reviews.
A publication is run by the organisers of the conference or journal. The Papers system lets organisers host one or more publications, eg "papers for our 2021 conference", "Journal of Applied Taxonomy" and "Applied Taxonomy Monthly Newsletter".
The Papers system lets authors submit abstracts and papers. These are then scored or reviewed by other users who have been given that role by the organisers. Submissions may be accepted or rejected following rules determined by the organisers. A paper may then be edited by the organisers. Note that the submissions are NOT visible to other authors or the public within Papers. However scores and reviews may be made available (anonymously) to the author. Any submissions may eventually be made distributed separately by the organisers (eg printed in a magazine or included in conference proceeedings) as per any licence agreement.
The procedure or work flow for each publication is configurable by the organiser. The work flow may involve various submission stages, eg abstract proposals first then papers then revised papers. Other publications may accept submissions at any time.
If PHDCC hosts Papers for the publication organisers: