Is there a way to show full author name in the submissions dashboard?

I’m using OJS 3.1.2 and I do not seem to find a way to show the full author name when listing active submissions in the dashboard. Is there any way to do that? If there’s no option in the settings, where should I look for it in the code to change to showing full name?


HI @h.m,

No, there is no setting to show the full list of authors and author names within the submissions list. If you want to change this, the best thing you can do is to change the value of the authorsStringShort property that is returned in the REST API.

You can overwrite the value of this by building a small plugin which uses the Publication::getProperties hook. These are a little bit like actions and filters in WordPress if you are familiar with them.

You can learn more about how to build a plugin in the plugin guide. You’ll want to build a generic plugin to use the hook.


Great. I’ll check this out. Would you also direct to me understand the hook better?


If you have a specific question I can try to answer it for you.

I figured it out already. Thanks a lot for the help.