Describe the problem you would like to solve
We need a way for a user (author) to start the submission process by filling in all the required information, and then another user (submitter or co-author) verifies its content, and submits it. Example: Imagine a case where the author would be a student, and the submitter would be the advisor.
Describe the solution you’d like
A plug-in, if enabled: The new submissions have to have at least one co-author with a submitter role. After the author adds the submitter, he/she has to visualize like the author and submit in the end.
That is related to REQUEST: link existing accounts as co-authors in a submission, in the sense that the when adding the submitter has to link with its account. In my specific application, I don’t have GDPR (or LGPD in Brazil) concerns, however, we may think of a way of making it compliant like the second solution.
The second solution I see is to link submitters to a simple author. All the authors can submit except the ones with a submitter/advisor required/assigned to him/her, and OJS shows the author submitter’s options (and adds as co-author too).
I am willing to do a plug-in to solve it. So, I would like to know if this solution is feasible (not too hard), and I would appreciate it if you give some tips/guidelines on how to do it. Besides, if you think the community may benefit from this plug-in we may design it in a way that solves most use cases, otherwise, I would do it more specifically to my use case.