[OJS 3.1.2] Resubmit for review missing

I am using OJS 3.1.2. I have a submission which is in “Review” stage. It has in fact already been reviewed. On the top right side of the screen I can see “Request Revisions”, “Accept submission” and “Decline submission”, but the “Resubmit for review” (which is the editorial decision to be made) button is missing. I can’t find any configuration in the Workflow that could account for this behavior.

Can you please give me some insight into what could explain this problem?


Hi @vladv,

You will want to click on the ‘New Review Round’ right beside ‘Round 1’. This should then prompt you to select the file you wish to send for another round of review.

Kind Regards,
Patricia M.
Public Knowledge Project Intern

Hi, @pmangahis

Thank you for your prompt answer. Unfortunately I think I didn’t make myself quite clear. I do not wish the article to be further reviewed. The editorial decision was that the author should resubmit the article with major changes. As per the OJS documentation, there should be a button below “Request revisions” stating “Resubmit for review” (you can see that in this image taken directly from OJS docs: https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ojs/en/assets/learning-ojs-3-ed-rev-responding.png). Using this button would inform the author of this decision (there is a specific email template for ‘Editorial Decision Resubmit’ in the Workflow configuration, tied up to the EDITOR_DECISION_RESUBMIT key). For some reason the button does not show up in the panel, as you can see in the screenshot I have upload in my first message.

Could you give some direction as to how I can solve this problem?

Best Regards,
Vladimir Vieira

Hi @pmangahis

So, I looked up the code today and it seems the button that was missing was indeed removed from the latest version of OJS. Class EditorDecisionActionsManager.inc.php does not set any “operation” to the “SUBMISSION_EDITOR_DECISION_RESUBMIT” decision in the _externalReviewStageDecisions method, and so this decision gets removed later by editorDecisionActions method of class PKPWorkflowHandler:

if (empty($action[‘operation’])) {

I confirmed this is standard behaviour by digging up a few more posts on the forum.

I apologize for the trouble, but it would be advisable to update the documentation to reflect this change - it seems now the resubmit for review decision is processed by making a “request for revisions”.

Best regards,
Vladimir Vieira

Hi @vladv,

Thank you for pointing this out. We will work on getting the documentation updated with this information.

Kind Regards,
Patricia M.
Public Knowledge Project Team