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Bug 4916 - (Track) directors should not be able to see review reports on their own papers
(Track) directors should not be able to see review reports on their own papers
Status: NEW
Product: OCS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Review
To be determined
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3
: P1 enhancement
Assigned To: PKP Support
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-12-01 13:50 PST by W.M.BergmannTiest
Modified: 2009-12-01 14:00 PST (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Version Reported In: 2.1.2
Also Affects:

patch against ocs-2.1.2 (1.65 KB, patch)
2009-12-01 13:50 PST, W.M.BergmannTiest
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Description W.M.BergmannTiest 2009-12-01 13:50:11 PST
Created attachment 2653 [details]
patch against ocs-2.1.2

When a (track) director is also an author, he/she should not be able to see review reports about his/her own papers, nor make decisions. This patch blanks out the Peer Review page if the userId of the paper and the (track) director are the same. I think this is essential for fair peer review: the reviewer must be able to trust that he/she will remain anonymous. Ideally, it should not be possible to assign papers to a track director who is also the author of that paper, but failing that, I guess this patch is a step in the right direction.
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2009-12-01 14:00:01 PST
Thanks for contributing! I'd recommend using the "Track Director" role for reviewers who are also going to have directorial duties. These users can be assigned to specific papers and won't be able to access any that haven't been specifically assigned to them. The patch is a good start, but doesn't cover the case where e.g. a secondary author is enrolled as a director.