How can I repair the link 'Ensuring a Blind Review'

Under the Submission Preparation Checklist you find the following item:
“If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.”
After updating from OJS 2 to OJS 3, the link to ‘Ensuring a Blind Review’ did not work. How do I make it work again?
Niels Erik

Hi @nef,

In OJS 3.x, the Workflow settings area includes this checkbox:

If that’s enabled, then in the reviewer’s file upload area, they’ll see this:


…which will display information on how to avoid breaching anonymity of peer review materials.

So if that’s sufficient, I’d suggest removing the checklist item. If it’s not, I’d suggest creating a static page with the additional content you want to present, and pointing the checklist link there.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Tanks for the tips
Niels Erik

Do you mean that OJS just dropped this section for submissions while leaving the checklist item with a broken link there for every journal? The checkbox you’re suggesting is for the reviewers, the one that is missing was for the authors while uploading their submission. This would seem to be as important as the other one. I cannot understand why this was left out in the new version.