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Recovery from error by associate editor

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Recovery from error by associate editor

Postby mdmbcc » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:09 pm

The associate editor assigned to a paper made a mistake and declined a paper that should have been accepted for publication. Is there any recovery from this error, or does the author need to resubmit. Also, is there any way for the Editor to see the password of an Author. Thank You, Michael
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Postby kevin » Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:18 pm

You can fix this by running an SQL command on your database:

Code: Select all
UPDATE tblarticles SET nStatus = 1, dtDateEdDec = NULL, bArchive = 0 WHERE nArticleID = ARTICLE_ID;

Replace "ARTICLE_ID" with the ID of the article ("id=XXX" in the URL for editing the submission).

This command will change the decision for that submission back to "Pending".
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Postby mdmbcc » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:57 am

Thanks very much for this help. Best Wishes, Michael Mills
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