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Author Role - Can't Edit Metadata

Postby thebigaym » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:26 am

I logged in as a journal manager. I then logged in as an author whose manuscript has been accepted, so it's in the editing stage. I wanted to correct an error in the abstract, but I was unable to do so.

After submission, does the author role permit updating of the article's metadata?
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Re: Author Role - Can't Edit Metadata

Postby ramon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:02 am

Hello thebigaym,

The author should be able to edit metadata at all times.
In the Editing stage, there should be a specific link for that purpose.
Otherwise, if you enter the Summary page, you should have access to that particular link as well.
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Re: Author Role - Can't Edit Metadata

Postby thebigaym » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:03 am

I'm a Journal Manager, so I log in as the author of a manuscript.

From the editing stage, in the Copyediting and Proofreading sections of the page there is text labeled

Review Metadata

Each one is hyperlinked with the following URL

http://jima.imana.org/author/viewMetadata/8982

When I open that URL, I get this header and no opportunity to edit the Metadata.

Home > User > Author > Submissions > #8982 > Summary > View Metadata

which does

I'm a Journal Manager, so I log in as an Editor.

In the Editing tab, in the Copyediting section, there is

Review Metadata

hyperlinked to http://jima.imana.org/editor/submissionEditing/8982

which opens to

Home > User > Editor > Submissions > #8982 > Summary > Edit Metadata

which does allow me to edit.

From the Summary tab, there is text

Edit Metadata

hyperlinked to

http://jima.imana.org/editor/viewMetadata/8982

which opens

Home > User > Editor > Submissions > #8982 > Summary > Edit Metadata

which also allows me to edit.
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Re: Author Role - Can't Edit Metadata

Postby jmacgreg » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi thebigaym,

That is as it should be -- authors cannot edit the metadata of published articles. Any changes to a submission's metadata after publication must be made by the editor, from the editor's interface.

Cheers,
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