Set "Note to the Editor" as a required field

Hi - we have a journal whose faculty adviser would like to require authors to include a Note to the Editor (it’s an undergraduate academic writing journal and they want to receive some context from the students about their submission). How can I make this field required as part of the submission process? We are using OJS Thanks!

Hi @hcorbett

Hmm, I’m not aware of simple way to do this. But it can be done by coding if one knows PHP, e.g., from a child theme. Most probable it will require overriding the template and adding check to the PHP Class responsible for that form.

Thanks - I’ll see if we can figure this out!