OJS 3 authors can see all participants

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#1

I don’t know if it’s a feature or a bug, but for us it’s a serious confidentiality issue.
When discussing about an article, the editor in charge typically invites a number of other editors to participate in the discussion.

Recently we discovered that the author of the article can actually see the list of invited participants. Simply by creating a new discussion. Can we turn this off?


#2

Hi @san,

I am not sure does the author see all the participants (including reviewers) or only editors? I would assume only editors, which is OK. But should not see the reviewers. Double blind support is only for reviewing proces, while editors and authors see each other.

Regards, Primož


#3

Hi Primož

indeed the author sees all editors (not reviewers)
but we have an editorial board of about 30 people, and for each paper we invite 5-6 editors.
Knowing their name is already giving too much information to the authors, to our opinion. We would like that the authors only see the chief-editor’s name.


#4

Hi,
In my test, the author can see all participants that are included in the discussion. We use ojs 3.1.1.2 But the author can create a new discussion with journal manager, and editors. No reviewers are listed. Whether true or not, the editor should be careful, and I think should create separate discussions with reviewers.
Regards,
Ugur Kocak.