How to get user role (editor or section editor)?

Hi all,
Is there anyway to find whether a user is viewing a submission as an editor or section-editor?
I want to change editorDecision.tpl (this is why), but it seems that this file is common between the two roles. so, the only way is to check the user’s current role.
I thought this would be possible by checking the page url; but could not make it.
Any ideas?


Hi @alirezaaa,

See the Validation class:

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thanks @asmecher,
I tried and it is working, but I am facing a problem.
suppose that a user has the Editor role in the journal and is the Section-editor for a specific article. When he enters the Review page as the section-editor, both below statement become true; however, I only want the second statement to be true, so that I will be able to differentiate “editor decision” and “section-editor decision”.

if (Validation::isEditor()){ ... }

if(Validation::isSectionEditor()){ ... }

is there any way so that I can find page specific role?

Hi @alirezaaa,

If you want to know what the editor assignments are for a specific article, you’ll need to use the EditAssignmentDAO:

$editAssignmentDao =& DAORegistry::getDAO('EditAssignmentDAO');
$editAssignments =& $editAssignmentDao->getEditAssignmentsByArticleId($articleId);
while ($editAssignment =& $editAssignments->next()) {
    // Check what kind of assignment it is

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thank you @asmecher,
I appreciate your quick responses.