You can add reviewers to a review only by means of the Review Form in the Review interface.
The Reviewer licensing model works on a limited pool of subscriptions, where you flexibly add and remove reviewers. You typically have more potential reviewers than subscriptions, and rotate the reviewers through the subscription pool as needed.
However, not everybody has the qualify an organization's reviewers. This is done by means of Role assignment.
role, so a mechanism is required to
A user becomes qualified to be assigned to a review if the Reviewer option is selected.
This is irrespective of licensing. For example, you could qualify five people as reviewers, even if you have only have three subscriptions.
Activating and de-activating Reviewer roles
Reviewers are assigned the Reviewer role, but this role is only activated when assigned to a review, and only deactivated when the review ends, as long as the reviewer is not assigned to another review. A review ends when:
- The review is completed automatically by means of release state change.
- The review is completed manually when an Editor clicks the button.
- The review is deleted.
- The review is canceled.
A Reviewer subscription is also freed for use when a user is removed from the review and is not currently assigned to any other reviews.
Monitoring reviewer statistics and participation
Administrators need a means of monitoring the assignment and participation of reviewers. This is possible from
The Collaborators line shows:
- Assigned: How many collaborators are currently consuming subscriptions ( ).
- Available: How many collaborators subscriptions are still available in the pool of subscriptions for this organization.
Note: This is not the same as the number of users who have the Collaborator role selected. You can have more authorized collaborators than available subscriptions.
Of those assigned the Collaborator role, the statistics differentiate between active and inactive:
- Collaborator role and is allocated as a current collaborator or to an active review.: Has the
- Collaborator role and is not allocated as a current collaborator or to an active review. Collaborators become inactive when all of the tasks to which they have been allocated have closed. This is not the same as the number of available subscriptions.: Has the
Users with Editor permission do not use a Collaborator subscription. They can be assigned to a review, but:
- Do not count in the statistics as reviewer participants.
- Do not use a Collaborator subscription when allocated to a review.