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Including non-users in masthead

Postby dkolin » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:34 pm

I would like to include the names of people not registered in the OJS system in the masthead. (In our case we have an editorial advisory board; these individuals give guidance to the journal, but may not be registered on the website.) From what I see, only registered users can be added to the masthead. I could, of course, make "dummy" accounts for these individuals solely for the purpose of inclusion in the masthead, but this could become problematic if they actually choose to create an account. What's the best way of dealing with this situation?

Many thanks,
Dave
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:06 am

Hi Dave,

We have this flagged as an issue (http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4508), but haven't implemented it yet. The only real way to deal with the situation currently is to do as you suggest and then merge accounts if they want to sign up later; or to create an account for them using their actual email, and let them know that they might receive an occasional email that they should just ignore.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby blstzus » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:48 pm

Hello,

Just to check any updates on this issue? Because I have the same case as david's.

Thank you.

-Aiman-
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby jmacgreg » Tue May 04, 2010 4:28 pm

Hi Aiman,

No progress outside of the report itself, and the comments. The easiest way to make sure you stay notified is to add yourself as a CC to that report.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby blstzus » Wed May 05, 2010 5:53 pm

Thank you so much James.
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby aapollaro » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:25 am

Hi everybody!

We have the same problem but the members of the advisory committee don't want to publish their email. So as I could read the only way is to create them a fake identities (users and emails)? Thanks!
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:43 am

Hi aapollaro,

You could also edit the template files that show the masthead so that they don't add an email function: see viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5878.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby mmcmahon » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:08 pm

I am curious about almost the same thing. I want to publish a non-user. We have a group of submissions from a symposium that we have permission to publish, but not all participants are users.
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby msengulj » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:13 am

Hello all -- I thought I'd ask around to see if there has been any further resolution on including non-users in the Masthead. We would like to post our Masthead at this point simply as text, not as hotlinks to user accounts, as we prepare to launch our first issue. Is there a way around making dummy user accounts that are later merged? Thanks all for any advise you might have on this topic. MSJ
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Re: Including non-users in masthead

Postby asmecher » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:12 pm

Hi msengulj,

For OJS 2.x, your options are currently to enroll dummy users or modify the templates. For OJS 3.x, we'll be moving the masthead to a simple rich text field that you can edit directly.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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