OPS: Allow authors to upload a revised preprint

As far as I can see it, for OPS, authors cannot themselves submit an updated version of their preprint. Only moderators or admins can create new versions. Only then can authors upload revised manuscripts. Is this a correct assessement?
In this case I would see a need for authors to easily upload revised versions of their preprint.


Hi @felixhelix,

That’s correct. At this time it is only server managers who can create new versions: https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ops/en/editorial-workflow#publishing-new-versions

The author has a limited ability to add/edit metadata and galleys (based on the permissions allotted to them), but it must be the server manager who creates the new version.

PKP Team

Hi @rcgillis,

Out of the box, we don’t permit authors to post or revise their preprints – it presents a spam risk. Each preprint server is likely to have a different policy for when to permit and when to deny this kind of action, and we envision preprint servers implementing these as plugins.

For example, SciELO has a policy (implemented as a plugin by Lepidus) where the first preprint must be approved by an editor, but thereafter the author is trusted to post/revise their own. That’s available in the Plugin Gallery, IIRC.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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