How do I disable submission option?


#1

Hi
Some of our journals prefer to receive all manuscript via email and not via the submission option in OJS. Is it possible to remove that functions from the settings, so it won’t show up on the UI? See the following page:

They want to keep the access to make a registration as a reader

Best
Niels Erik


Author role missing on register page
#2

For the journals that have requested this, I have just added a modfied submissions.tpl to their child theme folder and removed that section.

But I think disabling the submissions altogether in could be worth a setting in OJS, @asmecher?


#3

Hi all,

I think if you disable author self-registration, users won’t be able to see the option to submit. Some of the default language would need to be changed so as not to suggest that submissions are open, but OTOH I think those are in journal setup.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#4

Hi @asmecher

I do not think this is controlled by the self-registration setting: https://github.com/pkp/pkp-lib/blob/master/templates/frontend/pages/submissions.tpl#L18-L31. Basically users that are not logged in will see the text “{$login} or {$register} to make a submission.” anyway.

It would make sense that if you do not allow submissions through the system, that whole section would be hidden from the submissions page. This is also part of a larger suggestion here: https://github.com/pkp/pkp-lib/issues/3639


#5

Hi @ajnyga,

Ah, you’re correct, and it wouldn’t make sense to hide/show that text based on the ability to self-register. The issue you filed captures the requirement well.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#6

I am not sure if the self-register setting should be regarded as a setting that controls submissions. What if a journal wants to allow registrations to reader role but does not want to allow submissions through the system?


#7

Hi @ajnyga,

Yes, that’s what I meant – the self-registration setting is not a good fit for this. Let’s continue on the issue you filed.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


#8

ah sorry, I read “it would make sense” :smiley:


#9

See Alec, even potus makes mistakes like this!


#10

…oof…

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team