Access to one article only?

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Owen
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Access to one article only?

Postby Owen » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:26 pm

Our journals are subscriber-only for 2 yrs. However, we also give access to the authors(s) and referee(s) to the article they were involved in. Is this possible under OJS?

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Re: Access to one article only?

Postby asmecher » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:03 pm

Hi Owen,

Authors can always view articles they've published by logging in as Author and going to "Archive"; they can view the published versions on the submission's Editing page. To add access to the entire issue for Authors or Reviewers, you'd need to modify classes/issue/IssueAction.inc.php; look at the subscriptionRequired function. You'd need to go through the articles published in that issue, check whether or not the current user reviewed or authored any of those articles, and if so, return false from that function to override the access settings.

The most maintainable way to do this would be to write a small plugin that registers against the "IssueAction::subscriptionRequired" hook. This would not require any modification of OJS code, and therefore would not cause problems when it came time to upgrade.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Owen
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Re: Access to one article only?

Postby Owen » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:24 pm

Thanks! It looks as though Authors are sorted, but not Reviewers. We're not extending free access to authors and reviewers for the whole issue, just the paper they were involved in.

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Re: Access to one article only?

Postby asmecher » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:31 pm

Hi Owen,

Reviewers also have access to the reviews they've completed via their Archive, but that doesn't include the finished article; it only includes the review version (from which author information has been removed) and Reviewer/Editor correspondence. If you'd like to add access to the published article, it should be a reasonably straight-forward addition to that interface.

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Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


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