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Need to attach PDF with submission acknowledgement mail

Postby grandpol » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Dear PKP Team,

Our Journal is using a separate copyright form. So I am planning to send the copyright form as an attachment with the submission acknowledgement e-mail.

How can I attach it with the prepared submission acknowledgement e-mail ?

Thanks ....
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Re: Need to attach PDF with submission acknowledgement mail

Postby asmecher » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:32 am

Hi Grandi,

Since that email is sent automtically, this will take a code modification. See the SUBMISSION_ACK email send code in classes/author/form/submit/AuthorSubmitStep5Form.inc.php:
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// Send author notification email
$mail = new ArticleMailTemplate($article, 'SUBMISSION_ACK', null, null, null, false);
$mail->setFrom($journal->getSetting('contactEmail'), $journal->getSetting('contactName'));
if ($mail->isEnabled()) {
    $mail->addRecipient($user->getEmail(), $user->getFullName());
    // If necessary, BCC the acknowledgement to someone.
    if($journal->getSetting('copySubmissionAckPrimaryContact')) {
    if($journal->getSetting('copySubmissionAckSpecified')) {
        $copyAddress = $journal->getSetting('copySubmissionAckAddress');
        if (!empty($copyAddress)) $mail->addBcc($copyAddress);

    // Also BCC automatically assigned section editors
        foreach ($sectionEditors as $sectionEditorEntry) {
        $sectionEditor =& $sectionEditorEntry['user'];
        $mail->addBcc($sectionEditor->getEmail(), $sectionEditor->getFullName());

        'authorName' => $user->getFullName(),
        'authorUsername' => $user->getUsername(),
        'editorialContactSignature' => $journal->getSetting('contactName') . "\n" . $journal->getLocalizedTitle(),
        'submissionUrl' => $this->request->url(null, 'author', 'submission', $article->getId())
You'll want to alter this code with an addition to the Mail::addAttachment function, implemented in lib/pkp/classes/mail/Mail.inc.php.

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