What does "Include this contributor in browse lists?" mean exactly when adding contributor metadata on submission?

What does “Include this contributor in browse lists?” mean exactly when adding contributor metadata upon submission? Authors have no idea what this means and are confused by the option. Is there a way to easily hide the question and have it checked by default?

Hi @James_MacDonald,

What version of OJS are you using? Please include this in your posts.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi Alec,

I am running 3.0.2.0.

Hi @James_MacDonald,

Contributors for whom “Inlcude this contributor in browse lists” is turned off won’t be listed with the submission’s authors when they’re presented on the front end in a short list. This might be useful for contributors who deserve credit but aren’t strictly speaking the “authors” of the submission – consider e.g. translators.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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