Restricting Access for Guest Editors

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Restricting Access for Guest Editors

Postby Flying_Monkey » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:44 am

HI everyone,

We have had an interesting situation which I had not anticipated.

Our journal works through both a permanent editorial board and guest editors for particular issues. In order to allow the Guest Editors access to the issue with which they are dealing, we have to make them Editors, at least for a limited time. The problem is that this means that they can potentially see all the articles in submission including their own (if they have submitted something to another issue) or their students or colleagues, and see the identity of the reviewers of those papers (and we operate a double-blind reviewing system so this is not what we want either).

Is there any way of making a status of 'Guest Editor' which allows only access to articles that are specifically assigned to the Guest Editor and does not allow them to see others? If not, is there any other solution to this problem? Or am I missing something really obvious ? (as usual!)


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Re: Restricting Access for Guest Editors

Postby michael » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi David,

Perhaps you could assign them as Section Editors for the limited duration of the special issue? As Section Editors they would only have access to those submissions that have been explicitly assigned to them (by the regular Editor(s)).


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Re: Restricting Access for Guest Editors

Postby rigas » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:08 am

Hi David

Have you found a satifying solution to this problem you mention. We have exactly the same prb with "Special Issues".
See here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2567&p=41777#p41777

Any additionnal info on how to deal with special issues would be great.


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Re: Restricting Access for Guest Editors

Postby Flying_Monkey » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:38 pm

Yes, making the Guest Editors, 'Section Editors', works. Thank-you!

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