Email Template Variables


This section is a work in progress started in v1.4.3.


Review Assignment

Template Code: review_assignment

This template is sent to potential reviewers inviting them to submit a review.

Objects in this Template’s context:

  • article, an Article object.
  • editor, an Account object.
  • review_assignment, a ReviewAssignment object.
  • review_url, a reversed URL with FQDN.
  • article_details, a string with article and review information in it inc. Title, due date etc.


Listed here is a non-exhaustive list of the objects that you may have access to in an email template.


  • Str is plain text.
  • Int is a number.
  • FK is Foreign Key, this means the attribute is a link to another object.
  • M2M is Many to Many, this means the attribute links to multiple other objects of the given type.
  • 121 is One to One, it means these two objects are linked.
  • Bool is a Boolean value and will return True or False.
  • DateTime is a field that stores a internationalised date and time.
  • Email is a validated email address.


The account object stores information about users.

  • email (Email, unique)
  • username (Str)
  • first_name (Str)
  • middle_name (Str)
  • last_name (Str)
  • salutation (Str)
  • biography (Str)
  • orcid (Str)
  • institution (Str)
  • department (Str)
  • twitter (Str)
  • facebook (Str)
  • linkedin (Str)
  • website (Str)
  • interest (M2M Interest)
  • country (FK Country)
  • preferred_timezone (Str, valid timezone)
  • is_active (Bool)
  • is_staff (Bool)
  • date_joined (DateTime)


The article object contains the following attributes:

  • journal (FK Journal)
  • title (Str)
  • abstract (Str)
  • owner (FK Account)
  • keywords (FK Keyword)
  • language (Str)
  • section (FK Section)
  • license (FK License)
  • publisher_notes (M2M PublisherNote)
  • is_remote (Bool)
  • remote_url (Str)
  • authors (M2M Account)
  • correspondence_author (FK Account)
  • rights (Str)
  • article_number (Int)


The journal object contains the following attributes:

  • code (Str)
  • name (Str)
  • current_issue (FK Issue)
  • carousel (121 Carousel)
  • thumbnail_image (FK File)
  • press_image_override (FK File)
  • default_cover_image (ImageField)
  • default_large_image (ImageField)
  • header_image (ImageField)
  • favicon (ImageField)
  • description (Str)
  • contact_info (Str)
  • Keywords (Keyword)
  • is_conference (Bool)
  • is_archived (Bool)
  • is_remote (Bool)
  • remote_view_url (URLField)
  • remote_submit_url (URLField)
  • hide_from_press (Bool)
  • sequence (Int)
  • disable_front_end (Bool)


  • article (FK Article)
  • reviewer (FK Account)
  • editor (FK Account)
  • form (FK ReviewForm)
  • review_round (FK ReviewRound)
  • date_due (DateTime)
  • date_requested (DateTime)
  • date_accepted (DateTime)
  • date_complete (DateTime)
  • decision (Str)
  • visibility (Bool)
  • access_code (Str, UUID format, though not enforced)
  • is_complete (Bool)
  • for_author_consumption (Bool)
  • comments_for_editor (Str)
  • review_file (FK File)
  • display_review_file (Bool)

Using Object Variables in Templates

If I wanted to display the due date I could use:

{{ review_assignment.date_due }}

If I wanted to display the title of the issue this article is projected to be in I can use:

{{ article.projected_issue.display_title }}

If I wanted to display an article’s journal’s name I would use:

{{ }}