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Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby CancerImmunity » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:10 am

Once a manuscript has been submitted, is there a way to restrict the author from viewing who the assigned section editor/editor is?
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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby jcehe » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

We have the same question. Did you figure out a way to do this? It's a huge issue that the author can see who the editor is.
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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby Almadl » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:23 am

I have the same issue, and additionally I would like to know if it possible to restrict users's rights to view all the files (editor's, reviewer's). It is very confusing, and sometimes it is much better for reviewer to be able to write on his files without fearing that the author will see the comments.

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby Almadl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:01 am

Sorry, could someone answer me on this topic? I sens it's pretty crucial for our editors...
Thanks for your work,

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby asmecher » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:39 am

Hi Andrea,

Reviewers are never allowed to read comments or file uploads except with the permission of the Editor. Reviewers can upload their comments and files without fear of the Author accidentally seeing them, as long as the Editor is mediating the communication properly.

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby Hrvoje » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:32 am

I am sorry Alec, but I think this is not the right answer to this topic.
To hide editor from authors is also very much important for our journal as well...

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby asmecher » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:44 am

Hi Hrvoje (or Andrea),

Can you describe your workflow? I'm not familiar with cases where the Author needs to be kept ignorant of the identity of the Editor.

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby Isabelle » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:41 am

Hi everyone, we have a similar concern.
We are looking for a workflow management tool allowing a double blind peer reviewing process, meaning that both author(s) and editor(s)
are kept ignorant of who is reviewing them and symetrically whose paper they are reviewing.
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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby asmecher » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:16 am

Hi Isabelle,

I'm not familiar with workflows where editors are kept blind. However, I suggest enrolling these users as Reviewers rather than Editors or Section Editors; if that doesn't give them sufficient privileges then you may consider modifying the Section Editor role slightly for that purpose.

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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby Isabelle » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:00 am

Hi Alec,

You were right of course, my tongue slipped as I wanted to say "reviewers".
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Re: Restrict author's viewing of assigned editor

Postby asmecher » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:53 am

Hi Isabelle,

That's easy, then -- OJS is designed to support double-blind reviews.

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