Article editorial process page broken for all roles

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Article editorial process page broken for all roles

Postby ramon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:20 am

Hello all,

We are providing support to an institution.
Their OJS install is throwing the following error:

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ojs2 has produced an error Message: WARNING: Cannot use a scalar value as an array In file: ojs/classes/journal/ At line: 80

This is also reported as their settings:

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Stacktrace: Server info: OS: Linux PHP Version: 5.2.14 Apache Version: Apache/2.2.10 (Linux/SUSE) DB Driver: postgres DB server version: PostgreSQL 8.3.11 on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, compiled by GCC gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.3.2 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 141291]

The current problem is that the article's editorial process page gets broken when trying to bring the info, just before the article's title. The author info is displayed, and the label for the article title's row, but the title and all the other article info does not. The rightsidebar and its modules do show up.

We tried searching for this, but couldn't find anything related.
This is a, can't tell if there was any custom code (apparently not). Not sure if it's fully patched either.

Any ideas?

Ramón Martins Sodoma da Fonseca
Analista em C&T
Coordenação de Tecnologias de Informação
Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia - IBICT
Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia - MCT

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Re: Article editorial process page broken for all roles

Postby asmecher » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:26 am

Hi Ramón,

Check to see if there are entries in journal_settings which are not localized (i.e. locale IS NULL) when they should be. I suspect you'll find an entry for the journal title with a null locale entry. This usually happens because of a failed upgrade that was not properly fixed.

Alec Smecher
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Re: Article editorial process page broken for all roles

Postby mcwilson » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:17 pm


We have fixed our problem without fully understanding it: see
Thanks for your help.

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