Bug 4653 - Authors: Allow for author lookup on submission metadata page
Authors: Allow for author lookup on submission metadata page
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Authors
To be determined
PC Mac OS X 10.3
: P5 enhancement
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2009-08-20 14:54 PDT by James MacGregor
Modified: 2013-05-29 16:02 PDT (History)
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Description James MacGregor 2009-08-20 14:54:10 PDT
Allow for submitting Authors to look for pre-existing author information in the system. Authors should be able to search for names against the user->Author and metadata->Author tables. They should be able to enter a name into a search box to retrieve a list of results; and optionally, be able to choose from a list. 

There are privacy/access to information concerns here: email addresses at the very least should be shielded, but this does potentially give access to a large amount of user information to an untrusted user. A couple of safeguards off the top of my head: 

-- only display enough information as necessary to confirm that that is the correct author. Difficult, since first+last name against email address is the only way to probably be sure. If email addresses are protected against automated harvesting, we can probably allow an email-based lookup/comparison. 

-- always send an email to the selected author, notifying that they have been selected as a contributing author, and to contact the Primary Contact if this is in error. 

(Courtesy of http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4438 and Matt's comments at Bug 3953)
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2013-05-29 16:02:53 PDT
May be superseded by ORCID/author ID plans