A journal could have many section editors, and tracking the work of any of them could be difficult. For this reason, when a paper is still unassigned and the Journal Editor must assign a SE to it, it helps very much knowing how many active submissions they currently have. I think it’s an essential information for a journal, exactly as it’s shown for the reviewer assignments.
I wish to have the following result (unfortunately it’s just photoshopped in the picture).
I’m not a php expert, but I edited some file in the past to add some custom features in my installation. In this case, sadly I didn’t know where I should start.
I see two ways to reach my goal without an excessive effort.
(1) We could use the same structure used for the reviewer assignment; something like
$currentlyAssigned in AdvancedSearchReviewerForm.inc.php, but I didn’t understand where it takes the data.
(2) We could simulate the same result of “Assigned to editor” filter in the dashboard, but I suspect it’s the long way.
Some hints for this issue? I will very appreciate any comments on it.
I’m using 3.3.0-6. A similar feature was included in 2.4 version, but then it was lost in 3.x