We would like to give authors the opportunity to indicate which Section Editor they would like to handle their paper. Ideally, this would be a drop-down list retrieved from the list of Section Editors or just hard-coded.
I realise from the post (viewtopic.php?t=1208
) that adding a new field is not trivial. I think it is probably beyond my php capabilities, but where should I start if if I were to try?
Without looking in much depth yet, I guess the areas that need attention are:
a new field in the database to store this
changes to step1.tpl and AuthorSubmitStep1Form.inc.php
changes to editor files to display this when the editor is assigning the paper.
I have a horrible feeling there may be many more! Can you indicate whether I am on the right track and what might need changing, or is it just too complicated to detail?