Disabling email contact for certain journal members?

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Disabling email contact for certain journal members?

Postby MUN OJS » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:18 am

Our OJS setup is such that several authors to one of our journals are not suitable for being contacted due to a variety of reasons (deceased, international authors with language limitations, privacy, etc). We want to list the full editorial board on the Editorial Board page, but we only want some of the people listed to have an email contact link from their bio page.

Is there an easy way to do this? I am comfortable editing PHP files or Smarty templates, so it's no big deal if changes at that level are required.

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Re: Disabling email contact for certain journal members?

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:20 pm


I don't think conditionally toggling the email icon display on/off is currently possible without a fair bit of coding -- you'd have to build a case in to test against, as there currently isn't such a case (display email: no; or fake email: yes, for example). If you do have development experience, I could forward this thread to a developer and they might be able to give you some pointers to start.

I know the folks at UNB removed the email icon for editors' Masthead biography pages across their entire site at one point, but have since restored it. To do so across the entire site (meaning across all journals on the one site, and for all board members) just remove the text

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{icon name="mail" url=$address}

from around line 78 (OJS 2.3.1) in templates/about/editorialTeamBio.tpl. You could then re-add email functionality for specific editors by adding email/contact information to their profiles' biography field, but that's not a great workaround.

http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4508 may also be of interest. Further comments welcome; and if you think the above toggling option might be broadly used, it can always be filed as a bug report.


(As an aside, I'm curious as to who this is -- I did an OJS workshop at MUN a number of years ago while working for UNB, for Irene Whitfield and a few others. I'm happy to see OJS being used more extensively at MUN!)

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