Despite Double-Blind reviewers see Author's name in Discussions

Dear Alec
me again, sorry.
When I’m logged in as a reviewer after accepting a Double-Blind (!) review I go to “Add discussion” I can see the author’s name and message him directly.


As an author I then see the message, the reviewer’s name and can reply. However as an author I can not see the reviewer’s name nor start a discussion with the reviewer unless he writes me first.

So problem is: reviewers see author’s name in discussions and can message him directly even with double-blind enabled.

This happens on my OJS installation as well as

Any assistance appreciated.

Kind regards,

Hi @alaskadream,

I believe that was recently caught/fixed here: Reviewers' identities visible to other reviewers in discussion · Issue #4915 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub

Could you try the patch there and confirm?

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thank you Alec, it worked yes. The BagiraHun’s patch fixed it.

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Hello Alec

Will there be a new release of OJS with this patch?

Is there a listing or link for all patches for OJS 3.2.0-3?

Hi @newone,

OJS 3.2.0-3 should already include the patch. You can get a list of issues closed with a specific release by looking in the Milestones area, e.g. for 3.2.0-3: OJS/OMP/OPS 3.2.0-3 Milestone · GitHub

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team