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submission mode changing

Postby sbasturk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:51 pm

Dear Mr. James MacGregor,

We are using ocs for our conference. While setting up the conference, we had selected only "abstract" mode for the submission. In fact, our evaluation process is such as accepting the submission only from the abstracts and then requesting the full papers from the authors only in pdf format.
Now, the abstract submission will be ended in a few days, we have many abstracts submitted in this mode, and we will start to evaluate the abstracts shortly. We are familiar old version of the ocs and we have used it in 2007. In that version, the authors could be able to upload their papers after the notification of acceptance. When we investigate through the new version of ocs, we have realized that we have had selected "abstract followed by presentation" mode during the conference setup.
As a result, what should we do? We have tried several ways such as uploading dummy abstracts, then changing the submission mode to "abstract followed by presentation" mode, then accepting the paper by director decision (by clilcking the "complete" button). But unfortunately, the author could not be able to load the full paper.
Could you please advice us for this problem. What should we do at this time? We could be able to change the database manually but we don't know which table and/or which fileds should be cahanged.

Thank you for your help

Best regards

Suleyman Basturk

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Re: submission mode changing

Postby mcrider » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:28 am

Hi Suleyman,

You should be able to execute...

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UPDATE papers SET review_mode = 3
...on your database, but I suggest you test that first on one paper (i.e. one row in the papers table), then login as the author of that paper (you can use the 'Login as' feature as a journal manager) to see if it worked.


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Re: submission mode changing

Postby sbasturk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:26 pm

Dear Matt,

Yes, it has worked and we could be able to change the the submission mode from now on.

Thank you for your advice.

Best regards


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