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Readers registering as authors and reviewers

Postby ramon » Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:19 pm

Hello Ojsers,

Unfortunately, just now I have realized this issue I´m about to discuss.... :(

The system allows any reader (after registering to be notified!) to register as an author and as a reviewer!!
Authors that have submitted papers also are allowed to register as reviewers.

This, in my opinion, is a problem because any user, from any country, with any expertise may be a reviewer, and be used by an editor. Since Scientific Journals need reviewers with a certain degree (ours is Doctorate level), it is unclear to me why the system provides the possibility of anyone becoming a reviewer.

This should be a task for the editorial team: to be able to search the system for people with specific backgrounds and areas of interest; submit a message to people they know, inviting them to become reviewers; just register those people if they have the information and use them at will.

I hope that vrs 2.x solves this promptly.. We are having problems with undergraduate students registering as reviewers.
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Re: Readers registering as authors and reviewers

Postby bollini » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:15 am

This is not a very problem the editors are allow to view reviewer profile before chose! However you can disable the links in the user's page with the follow instructions
*************************
file: admin/user/index.php
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change line 136
from: if(!isset($roles[author])) {
to: if(!isset($roles[author]) && 0) {
change line 143
from: if(!isset($roles[reviewer]) && !validEditor()) {
to: if(!isset($roles[reviewer]) && !validEditor() && 0) {
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