Is it possible to make a blind review if, when using the whole workflow in OJS, the author is also the journal editor? Can you prevent the journal editor from seeing who is reviewing his or her own article?
This situation has just arisen for our journal as well, which uses Blind reviews. The Journal Editor is a contributing author (not the primary author) on a paper. As of now, I’ve tried removing the “Section Editor” role for the Editor from the Participants block, but he is still able to access the editorial workflow. I would expect the Editor to not have permissions to view the editorial workflow in this case. Any suggestions on how to handle this would be much appreciated.
Any suggestions on whether this is possible at all? FYI, I’m running OJS v3.1.2.
Some major improvements have been made to OJS in this regard since OJS 3.1.2 was released – I’d recommend upgrading.
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