Contributors automatically get removed from published preprints

Dear Team;
Authors from few published preprints get automatically removed even though editing is not allowed after submission gets published. I faced this situation multiple times in current as well as the previous versions, however, I could not reproduce the same and hence didn’t report yet. Earlier I considered ORCID verification token as most of the author removed was authenticated and I supposed that they might click the link again and somehow got removed and hence disabled ORCID profile plugin. But today again I noticed that contributors from few submissions get removed (and moderators didn’t touch those submissions after published.).
Since I don’t understand when and how they got removed and hence cant reproduce it, I took a quick look at Scielo Preprint and noticed that few published preprint exists without author on their server too (and hence I assumed that its due to the same issue as I am facing).
I think its some kind of unnoticed bug and hence reporting here. I only noticed that I cleared template & data cache through administrator option a few days prior every time I found few authors removal (I also tried to clear cache but could not reproduce).

Thanks & Regards

Hi @aabahishti,

What version of OPS are you using? (Please include this in your posts.)

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi!
OPS3.2.0.1 in production and OPS3.2.1-1 on local machine as test; Removal of the author from few posted preprints appear on both versions.
Thanks

Hi @aabahishti,

There was an issue in OPS 3.2.0-x that was resolved in OPS 3.2.1-0 that would cause this – see https://github.com/pkp/pkp-lib/issues/6026 for details. If you’re still seeing author records disappearing on submissions made after the upgrade to OPS 3.2.1, please try to describe it in as much detail as possible.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Thanks! I will notice and report if any deletion happen for submission after the updating to the 3.2.1 version.