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Notes on reviewer availability

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Notes on reviewer availability

Postby carolinest » Tue May 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Some of our reviewers email us about when they are next available or how many reviews they can do per year - that sort of thing. Is there any way of storing this information in the system? And, ideally, being able to see this info when you allocate reviewers?
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Re: Notes on reviewer availability

Postby ramon » Thu May 03, 2012 7:25 am

Hello caroline,

There is not such feature in OJS, as there is no "limit" as to how many reviews can be performed by a person.
Since the editor needs to choose the best suited reviewer, and there are limited possibilities (especially in specialty disciplines), OJS can't limit the amount of reviews a reviewer can perform in a given period. That's too much for the system to control.
Instead, the system is thought in a way the the reviewer is "invited" to perform a review and decline the task if unable to perform it in time, for any reason whatsoever.

OJS has a report on the reviewers of a specific issue, as well as displays on the reviewer's page how many reviews have been performed, if memory serves...

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Re: Notes on reviewer availability

Postby asmecher » Thu May 03, 2012 8:00 am

Hi Caroline,

There is the "Private Notes" field that Editors can fill in when creating reviewers.

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