PKP Bugzilla – Bug 5623
limit author upload ability to current submission step
Last modified: 2013-09-03 16:40:11 PDT
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(This bug report is somewhat related to Bug 5607. See also http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6386&p=24534#p24534. I believe the topic may already have come up for discussion before, and since it has some workflow implications John may want to have a say.)
Authors should only be able to upload submissions/revisions for the submission workflow step they are currently on. For example:
-- if the submission has been submitted but not yet assigned, the author should not be able to upload a review or editing version;
-- authors should be able to upload a revised review version (under Review -> Editor Decision) only if revisions have been requested during the review process.
Currently, authors can only upload versions to the Editing page if specifically asked to do so; this is not the case of the Review page. My understanding is that the Review page upload feature (under Editor Decision) is left open in case the author made a mistake in the original submission upload process; but there are other ways for this to be dealt with (eg. by contacting the editor; uploading a new submission), and having the upload option to the author at all times open probably leads to more confusion than anything else.
John and James, feel free to jump in if you disagree -- but given that we've had so few requests for this behavior change, I'd rather focus on OJS 3.0.