Archive decision emails for authors to access within OJS

Describe the problem you would like to solve
Currently, the activity log of a submission is not accessible for authors. Without access to the activity log, the submitting author has to rely on their email inbox outside of OJS to review which emails they received regarding a specific submission.

Specific case: An author comes back to their account after a longer pause and has a look into their previously rejected submissions. They cannot re-construct why their submissions had been rejected with the information OJS provides. It would be helpful for them to have access to emails regarding this submission, which were addressed to them as author. At least the decision emails from a status change should be available to them.

Describe the solution you’d like
Archive decision emails at a submission in a way the submitting author can access them in his OJS account.
Giving access to the activity log would be a straight forward way, but this might disclose more information than journal editors are comfortable sharing with an author. Maybe a ‘filtered’ activity log that only includes notifications that address the author?

Who is asking for this feature?
Authors are asking for this feature.

Hi @heike_riegler, we are trying to make all first “Feature Request” posts follow same structure to facilitate the understanding of the petitions and at same time, will ensure no relevant info is missing.

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Thanks in advance,