We recently changed back to the default document workflow and noticed that (1) editors can’t edit documents that have a request attached to them. I found two related issues that both got closed without fix:
As a workaround, an editor can reject the request, edit, and subsequently publish the document, but (2) the rejected request remains and the author is notified even though no action is required from them.
(3) Another issue we see is that editors can’t themselves request for publish. Although editors obviously have the authority to publish directly, they sometimes write documents themselves that they would like to have peer reviewed.
I was wondering for each of these 3 issues, what the motive behind these choices are and what workarounds others with similar requirements have thought of.