Date format localizsation in emails

changing the date format via config.php works on the side but not in Mails. {$reviewDueDate} f.e. stays in US format

Hi @mcmorrister,

If this is a known bug that you’ve identified, I recommend that you file it on Github.

Amanda Stevens
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi - we have changed our local Date Formats in (OJS The web browser view is now as desired, but email dates are still in US format. Is this a known bug as mentioned, happy to file a new Issue on GitHub if you like??

Hi @SteveRoe,

There are some recent changes in version 3.3. that address date changes: Date formats should allow different configurations for each language · Issue #5540 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub - but I’m not sure how/if these affect emails specifically. I’ll try to see if our developers can weigh in on this.

PKP Team


In order to determine whether this is related to this issue, we would specifically need to know what dates in what particular emails you are referring to.


hi @rcgillis - I attach a couple of screenshots… the date format we want to change is from “2021-03-25” to something like 25 March 2021

Screenshot 2021-03-09 at 09.28.57

Screenshot 2021-03-09 at 09.28.28

Hi @SteveRoe,

Thanks - I’ll see if I can get our developers to determine whether or not this would be addressed as a part of the 3.3 enhancement with date formats.

PKP Team

Thanks for reporting, @SteveRoe. It looks like this is a bug with the date passed into the email. I’ve filed an issue and you can track the progress here: Review due dates do not use date format in review request email · Issue #6838 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub

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