Subscriptions & role limitations in Reviews - Cloud

Reviews

This topic describes roles and how subscriptions are consumed and released during the review process.

Active Directory controls access to Author-it Cloud and subscriptions, which means you must be enabled/active to log in and use any Author-it Cloud services.

The number of subscriptions you have determines how many users of each kind can be made active.

  • Author subscriptions are consumed when an Author is made active manually in Author-it Cloud.
  • Reviewer subscriptions are consumed when a Reviewer is added to a review, provided they are not already active. For example, an Author does not use a Reviewer subscription.

The Author Role

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Role:

  • Authors use any module they have been given access to, including Reviews.
  • In this example, Tex Ryta only has the Author role.

Subscriptions:

  • Author subscriptions are consumed when an Author is made active manually in the Author-it Cloud portal.
  • An Author does not use a Reviewer subscription.

A user with both Author and Reviewer Roles

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Roles:

  • To use Reviews, an Author must have the Reviewer role selected.
  • In this example, Anne Ortha has the role of Author and Reviewer. She creates content, creates reviews, participates in reviews, or participate in the editorial role in a review.

Subscriptions:

  • Author subscriptions are consumed when an Author is made active manually in the Author-it Cloud portal.
  • Reviewer subscriptions are consumed when a Reviewer is added to a review, provided they are not already active in a review.

The Reviewer-only Role

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Role:

  • Reviewers only have access to participate in reviews as a mandatory or optional reviewer, but not as an editor.
  • Reviewers are defined as a user that only has access to the Reviews module.
  • A reviewer who is assigned to a review and using a Reviews License can log in, but will not see the review or be able to participate in it until it becomes active.

Subscriptions:

  • Reviewer subscriptions are consumed when a Reviewer is added to a review, provided they are not already active in a review.