Though a publisher might be very explicit in their guidelines as to what they are looking for, editors know well that some people will submit to a publisher without first reading (or following) the guidelines. Moksha provides a simple mechanism to reduce the number of these occurrences: By adding a simple password to the submission form.
For example, you might put this statement at the bottom of your submission guidelines:
Please use password “sneeze” to access the submission form.
In this way, you are asking people to read the guidelines before submitting.
To add a password to the submission form:
- Visit your Submission Type, and go into Edit mode.
- On the General tab, scroll down to Submission Form Password.
- Enter a password, or leave it blank for no password. In this case, we are adding “sneeze”:
- Click Save to save the Submission Type.
Now when users visit the submission form for that Submission Type, they will be prompted to enter a password. If the password is invalid, and on the password form itself, the user is reminded to view the submission guidelines, with links provided directly to the guidelines as well.
In this way, you can encourage people to first read the guidelines before submitting.