Attach File when Declining Submission


This may be a dumb question, but I cannot figure out what to do. We want to decline a submission and attach a Word doc with comments to the work.

When we click the Decline button, the window pops up. Under the heading: Select review files to share with the author(s), no files are appearing. How do I upload a file for this section? It gives me an option to Search, but nothing is appearing when I try to search.


Unfortunately an editor can not upload files there directly, see [OJS] Editors should be able to add attachments to the Editorial Decision message · Issue #2438 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub

The files that show up in that grid are files uploaded by reviewers. The editor can choose whether or not to show the attached file to the author.

Here’s the workaround: [OJS 3] Unable to attach files to notification emails - #6 by mreedks