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Automated Review Reminders

Postby garde » Wed May 11, 2011 6:01 am

Dear all,

is it correct that there is only one email template for automatically reminding reviewers to
    a) respond to a review REQUEST and
    b) ask them to submit their review?

In the journal policies setup it says, that
Automated email reminders can be sent to reviewers at two points:
If reviewer has not responded to a review request within X days.
If reviewer has not submitted a recommendation within Y days after review's due date.

We would like to automatically remind reviewers in both cases.
This works, but both reminders seem to use 'REVIEW_REMIND_AUTO_ONECLICK' or 'REVIEW_REMIND_AUTO' (depending on your one click settings).

However, I believe that these reminders need to be quite specific to be useful and a general one that catches both is not really sufficient.

Am I missing something or is there no way to configure different emails for these two events?

Best regards

In addition (just an idea) it may be useful to have a third type of reminder to remind reviewers a day or two BEFORE the review is due.
I am increasingly receiving emails like that (when I am a reviewer somewhere) and I think it is a really polite way of reminding reviewers that their review is due soon (i.e. before they have missed the dealine and thus give them the chance to submit in time)
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Re: Automated Review Reminders

Postby jmacgreg » Fri May 13, 2011 2:20 pm

Hi Garde,

Thanks for your comments! This has already been reported as a feature request (see http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5778), although it wasn't added to OJS 2.3.4 and won't be in 2.3.5.

And I think your other suggestion makes sense -- I've submitted it as a feature request as well (see http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6646). Please feel free to CC yourself to either/both of those reports for future updates.

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Re: Automated Review Reminders

Postby aleskl » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:17 am

I would also very much like to have different email templates for both auto review reminders. The temporary solution I used is that I disabled the email sent to a reviewer that doesn't respond in 5 days.
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Re: Automated Review Reminders

Postby nef » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:55 am

It hasn't been fixed in the 2.4.2 edition neither,
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Re: Automated Review Reminders

Postby asmecher » Wed May 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Hi all,

Bug #5778 has not yet been implemented, and we're currently focusing our attention on the forthcoming OJS 3.0 release. On the other hand, it's a fairly simple modification; code contributions are welcome.

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