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Text box for reviews vs file upload

Postby yqg » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:38 pm


I've noticed that a good number of reviewers are choosing to forego the text box pop-up window for submitting their reviews and are instead uploading files. Since these files often contain confidential information, or information intended for the editors only, I cannot allow the author to view them.

When it comes time to notify the author of the editors' decision I can't insert the reviews into the body of the message.

I have tried logging in as a reviewer and as editor, and the option of cutting and pasting the reviews is not available after the reviewer has entered their decision.

Is there a way to eliminate the "upload file" option, or, to force the reviewers to use to text boxes in OJS?

Your help is always appreciated.
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Re: Text box for reviews vs file upload

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:55 am

Hi Nicole,

The only way you can remove this option at the moment is by editing the relevant template file that creates the page, and removing the code that supplies the option. That would be templates/reviewer/submission.tpl. The code is a little tricky to parse, so if you need further pointers, just let us know.

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