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Bug 3015 - Enhancement/additions to the Payment system
Enhancement/additions to the Payment system
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plug-ins
All All
: P1 normal
Assigned To: Juan Pablo Alperin
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Reported: 2007-09-29 07:35 PDT by Juan Pablo Alperin
Modified: 2013-05-29 15:11 PDT (History)
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Description Juan Pablo Alperin 2007-09-29 07:35:26 PDT
Use this entry to create a TODO list for the payment systems.  Bugs related to the current implementation should have their own entry.

* PsiGate support (most of the code is already written)
* a payment entry page for manual/invoice payments
* pay-for-print payment point
* Discounts/exceptions for subscribers?
Comment 1 Juan Pablo Alperin 2007-09-30 19:24:33 PDT
Currently, paypal only implements 1-time payments.  It should also allow for paypal subscriptions, which allow for recurring payments.  Perhaps a new recurring_payments table? 
Comment 2 Juan Pablo Alperin 2007-11-25 20:50:32 PST
- page 5 of attachment #331 [details] (letting users subscribe themselves)
- Creating of a Business Manager role
- To simplify the interface for Editors, we could use colour to mark submissions
in queue that have not had the submission fee paid or waived.

If the author checks off the Request Waiver checkbox and finishes the
submission, the Active Submissions page for the author should no longer display
the 'Pay Submission Fee' link for the submission, since this is confusing to
authors. Instead,

a) text along the lines of "Submission fee waiver requested" should be
displayed. If the editor accepts the submission fee waiver, this text should
change to "Submission fee waiver accepted," or be removed altogether, OR

b) nothing should be displayed at all if a waiver is requested; unless the
Editor rejects the fee waiver request, in which case the 'Pay Submission Fee'
link should be displayed.

To support such a workflow, Editors will need to be able to reject a fee waiver
request in addition to the existing Waive Fee and Pay Now options. Upon
clicking on a Reject Waive Request link, the Editor could be prompted with an
email form to notify the submitting author of the decision and the above
changes to the author's Active Submissions listing would take place.
Comment 3 Juan Pablo Alperin 2007-11-25 20:52:52 PST
From MF's comment on bug 3064:

Although, this one is up for question:

Currently if a JM wants to enable payment for individual articles, two things
need to be enabled:

1) In Setup 4.1: "Always show galley links and indicate restricted access"
2) In Payments, the Reader Fees checkbox + a price for articles.

I think we can decouple these two to avoid confusion for JMs. Even if 1) is not
enabled, but 2) is enabled, then galley links should automatically be displayed
since they are necessary to the article payments feature.

1) has an independent function which is to always display galley links, if
subscriptions are enabled, and regardless of whether article payment is

Comment 4 Juan Pablo Alperin 2007-11-26 15:40:11 PST
create a UI for managing individual memberships
Comment 5 James MacGregor 2007-12-13 17:24:57 PST
Fine-tuning pay article access: 

Currently, when Payments are enabled and articles are subscription-protected, only pay-per-view article access can be purchased (although, of course, both journal managers/editors and subscribers can view content). Users should eventually be able to purchase a subscription to view content, or ideally have the option between pay-per-view or a subscription purchase. 
Comment 6 James MacGregor 2007-12-13 17:30:48 PST
Wording clarification for Author Submission fees on Step 5 of the submission process: 

Perhaps we could slightly reword either the default text for the Fast-Track review fee to emphasise that it is an optional fee; or put the word "Optional" next to the PAY NOW link. 

Comment 7 Alec Smecher 2013-05-29 15:11:25 PDT
Needs re-spec'ing for 3.0.