Customization of revision emails
(1) The ability to make multiple boilerplates for revision requests. My revision requests are always related to 1 of 4 things, so every time I have to request revisions I paste in relevant info. Having a handful of customizable options (including being able to have different subject lines for each), so I could choose the relevant note from a list instead, would be very handy;
(2) Automatic insertion of record info in the boilerplate subject lines. To avoid getting a ton of emails with identical subject lines, I edit the subject by hand. Automatically piping the author's surname (or, ideally, the admin's choice of fields) into the subject line instead would be very convenient, and it seems like it should be easy because the letter itself already pipes in info, AAMOF I think it's weird that's not already an option.
Example of what I'm getting at:
Right now, if Sarah Smith's submission has a problem with her ORCID, I choose "request minor revisions," then have to go into the email and paste in info I have about correct ORCID formatting, then edit the subject line to include the student's surname and the code ORCID. But with my suggestions, I would choose just choose "ORCID" from the minor-revisions list, and with one click I'd get a note with ORCID info, with the subject line "[Smith] Request for minor revisions to your submission [ORCID]", all ready to send.
Debra Charlesworth commented
In an ideal world, I would like to see the ability to create templates associated with the decisions a university wants to use.
Decision 1 - Template 1
Decision 2 - Template 2
The decision 1...2...etc. would be in the drop down and then populate with the text associated with it. We'd still be able to edit the templates now.
Even better would be to have a WYSIWYG editor, especially so that inline hyperlinks could be used rather than http:// - this is more accessible for users who utilize a screen reader.