Roles in OJS 3.0.1


Users with role “Associate Editor” or “guest editor” do not see an option to assign a reviewer or send an item for review, even though the review permission has been selected in the “Roles”?

The only role available with allows them to review is “Editor in Chief”. This journal does not appear to have what I believe is a default role “journal editor” and one which JMs say, cannot select to ‘remove’ under “roles” - edit → remove…

For these journal eds to be able to push an item to reviewers I have had to ask them to make anyone with the a workflow step editor- to be made “Editor in chief”.

Journal title link: Surveillance & Society .


Hi @rcoughlan,

I’d strongly suggest upgrading – OJS 3.0.1 is quite old by now. I’m not 100% sure that this issue has been resolved in newer release, but there have been major improvements made to a number of areas around reviewer selection and role sharing, so it’s likely.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team