User roles and access privileges in OJS 3.4

Hello everyone,
@asmecher @ajnyga

We have some confusion regarding the user roles in OJS 3.4.xx :

  1. Journal editors - have access to all vital settings (journal, website, workflow, distribution and users related settings)
    Query : can we limit journal editors’ access to only Submissions related functions?

  2. Production editors - also have access to all those journal related settings
    Query : can we limit production editors’ access to only Production related functions?

Probable solution :
Create a checkbox in user roles tab for providing access to settings function to users just like to submission, review etc.

We have journal editors and staff who need access to submissions but not to journal settings. Hence, this feature is highly needed/requested.

We have been through following topics already, but could not get any solution.

Journal manager and Journal Editor - Software Support - PKP Community Forum (

Excluding Journal Editors from settings - Software Support - PKP Community Forum (

Thank you very much.

Hi @Anil ,

Thank you for your post. We are trying to make all first “Feature Request” posts follow same structure.We hope this will make it easier to understand the requests and, at the same time, ensure that no relevant information is missing.

Could you please edit your first post following this template?

Describe the problem you would like to solve
Example: Our editors need a way to […]

Describe the solution you’d like
Tell us how you would like this problem to be solved.

Who is asking for this feature?
Tell us what kind of users are requesting this feature. Example: Journal Editors, Journal Administrators, Technical Support, Authors, Reviewers, etc.

Additional information
Add any other information or screenshots about the feature request here.

You can use this post as a reference.

Best regards,

PKP Team