PKP Bugzilla – Bug 6999
Add mailing list emails to Notify Users email
Last modified: 2013-04-23 21:54:39 PDT
Any email addresses that are added to the mailing list aren't included in the Notify Users email option that Editors have. These email addresses should
1) be included at a minimum when "Send this message to all users associated with this journal" has been checked; and
2) possibly also as a standalone option in the Notify Users interface (eg. "Send this message to all emails registered on the mailing list").
See http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7633&p=31811#p31811 for a current workaround that addresses point 1.
I see a major problem with how this is currently working, should be a fairly easy fix.
a) right now, people on the mailing list are getting sent out an email when a new issue is published, but there is no other way to contact them. Any journal that does a rolling publication cannot notify users of new articles. This is a lot of journals.
b) anyone who signed up for the mailing list likely actually wants to get all updates from the journal, even more so than people who are registered as "Readers" and probably didn't even mean to get notifications.
also note: the right solution would actually be to de-couple the notifyUsers from the New Issue notification. Issue notification should only be a special case of notifying users.