Three Sprint participants (Clinton, Rahul, and Svantje) worked on a new user mediation (or new user approval system) for OJS.
In OJS 2.4.8 and OJS 3.0.1, user registration is either all-or-nothing: journal managers decide whether users can self-register, or when the journal manager must register all users. A recurring request has been to allow mediated registration, where a user self-registers but is blocked from usage until the new account is approved. Interest in this workflow has increased with a rash of users self-registering simply for the sake of uploading inappropriate profile photos. Read More →