We are using OJS 3.1. We have a lot of trouble with the file upload step that identifies a file as a revision of an existing file. Often the system will identify a file as a revision even when the file names are not all that similar. (For example, when uploading a file named “Figure 2,” OJS identify it as a revision of Figure 1.) Authors find it very confusing, and we often end up with missing files because a previously uploaded file has been overwritten as a “revision.” I understand that there is an option to select “This is not a revision of an existing file,” but many authors get flustered when presented with the dialogue box, and just click “OK” without really understanding what’s happening.
I would like to see that step eliminated, or at least make the system less likely to identify files as revisions unless the file names are exactly the same.