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Creating new email template for special submission ack

Postby JZief » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:41 pm

Hello Alec,

We have created a journal that will have only one author submitting to it and for this journal I would like the submission acknowledgement email which willl be sent automatically to be different than the standard submission ack email template. I think that creating a new email template would be the best approach, however, what code modifications will have to be made so that this new email template is sent just for submissions to this one journal while the standard submission-ack email will be sent for submissions to all other journals?

Thanks for your help,
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Email Templates

Postby ramon » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:19 pm


I don't think you need to alter the source code.

If you're talking about version 2.x all you need to do is go as Journal Manager to the Administration > Email Templates and edit the text used for the specific email.

I believe other journals hosted will have their own configurations.
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Postby katkade » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:32 pm

I would like to display the "Section Title" of the article in the SUBMISSION_ACK email. I am however not able to find out what is the template variable that is to be used to achieve this.

Could someone please help me with this.

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Postby asmecher » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:59 pm

Hi katkade,

The template variables are defined in the PHP code that calls the template; in this case, it's in classes/author/form/submit/AuthorSubmitStep5Form.inc.php around line 109:
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    'authorName' => $user->getFullName(),
    'authorUsername' => $user->getUsername(),
    'editorialContactSignature' => $journal->getSetting('contactName') . "\n" . $journal->getTitle(),
    'submissionUrl' => Request::url(null, 'author', 'submission', $article->getArticleId())
Add an entry to the array as follows:
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    'sectionTitle' => $article->getSectionTitle(),
Then alter your email template to include the {$sectionTitle} variable as necessary.

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