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Reviewer interest entry instructions

Postby leahv » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:35 am

Hi there - I've had a few journals ask me whether it would be possible to add instructions to reviewers when entering their review interests. Lots of reviewers enter long strings of texts (sentences!), or they use semicolons to separate which also creates a long string, etc.

I think what people would like to see is exactly what this other user asked about here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7551&start=0

Would you consider incorporating a bit of text instruction for reviewers into a future release?

We've also noticed that a lot of our reviewers in our system have phrases in reviewer sections formed like this:

academic+libraries

instead of
academic libraries

What would that '+' symbol be about? I can't reproduce it and I'm sure we didn't have a whole bunch of users using the '+' to connect words in a phrase. Have you seen this? OK if not, I will assume it's a vestige from the days when reviewer interests were not parsed in the useful way they are now.

Thanks! --Leah
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Re: Reviewer interest entry instructions

Postby asmecher » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:58 am

Hi Leah,

What version of OJS are you using?

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Re: Reviewer interest entry instructions

Postby leahv » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:57 pm

2.4.2. Sorry if I have missed this in feature list for a more recent upgrade!
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Re: Reviewer interest entry instructions

Postby asmecher » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi Leah,

Just wondering about that "+" symbol you're seeing. Is it possible that those entries are from a time when you were running a much older copy of OJS (2.2.x or 2.3.x)?

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Re: Reviewer interest entry instructions

Postby leahv » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:35 am

Yes, I've just done some spot checking and they seem to date to 2.3.x or earlier. Since I can't seem to reproduce the problem I'll assume it's resolved unless a journal notifies me otherwise (and I would have an active case to work with/present to you). Thanks Alec.
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