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Reviewing interests as mandatory

Postby piotreba » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:04 am


I think that when someone assigns himself a Reviewer role the Reviewing interests field should be obligatory. An Editor then is able to search for the Reviewer via these keywords, which makes sense. Otherwise an Editor can search for the reviewer via first and last name or email which not necessarily gives useful information.

Secondly what happens if a reviewer unassigns himself as a reviewer at the same time he has a submission assigned?

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Re: Reviewing interests as mandatory

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:19 pm

Hi Piotr,

There are a number of threads on the forum that discuss how to make a field mandatory (eg. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5950); but of course, you'll have to modify the check so that it only checks when a user is registered as a reader; and you will also have to ensure that this applies when a user is editing their profile and checks the "reviewer" role for the first time and saves the form. Take a look at the above thread, and let us know if you have any further questions about that point.

Regarding your second question: it is indeed possible to unenroll as a reviewer when you have an active review assigned to you; this should not be possible, and I have filed a bug report here. Please feel free to CC yourself to that report for future updates.

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