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Decisions by "section editor" and by "editor"

Postby patrickallo » Fri May 23, 2014 4:36 am

The division of labour between editors and section-editors allows for quite some overlap, with the main distinction being that editors can put together issues, and section-editors can't.

Am I right that: after reports are received the responsible (section-)editor can make a decision and immediately email this decision to the author?
If so, is there any way to avoid this situation, and only allow editors to make decisions.

Concretely: after reports are received, I'd like the section-editor to give an advice to the editor, who then makes a decision and emails this decision to the author.
(this is more or less how Editorial Manager and so function)

If this can't be done directly, is there a workaround?
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Re: Decisions by "section editor" and by "editor"

Postby parisa » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:08 am

Hello, I have the same problem! I appreciate if you let me know about the solution if you find any!
I wonder why nobody answered this question by now! It's too critical!
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Re: Decisions by "section editor" and by "editor"

Postby asmecher » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:14 am

Hi all,

We haven't had many calls for this kind of workflow, though I can see its utility. To disable Section Editors recording decisions on submissions, edit pages/sectionEditor/SubmissionEditHandler and find the line (near line 207):
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$allowRecommendation = $submission->getCurrentRound() == $round && $submission->getReviewFileId() != null && !empty($editAssignments);
Add an additional condition checking to ensure that this is a full Editor:
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$user =& $request->getUser();
$roleDao =& DAORegistry::getDAO('RoleDAO');
$allowRecommendation = $submission->getCurrentRound() == $round && $submission->getReviewFileId() != null && !empty($editAssignments) && $roleDao->userHasRole($journal->getId(), $user->getId(), ROLE_ID_EDITOR);
This code is untested but should work.

Note that this ONLY changes the user interface -- a malicious Section Editor who knew you had made this change could still read the source code and determine how to record a decision. However, that's not a plausible risk in my opinion.

If you have some development skills and would like to see this generally implemented in a future release, code contributions are welcome.

Alec Smecher
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