I upgraded our test site from OJS 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. In testing registration, where the user is asked “Would you be willing to review submissions to this journal?” with a tickbox next to “Yes, request the Reviewer role” one of our test users ticked that option and clicked the Register button. The Journal Manager checked users to verify registration and found not only had the user been registered but was actually also assigned the Reviewer role.
We would prefer that the tickbox did what we thought it would do - REQUEST that the person be considered for assignment as a Reviewer, which would notify the Journal Manager, who would then have the ability to assign or not.
Given that this new version is quite a change from our previous ancient version, we may have overlooked some setting somewhere, or something is awry in our installation. Please advise.