Requests must be managed at least 3 days before the Archive Date to ensure members have time to access the book. We strongly recommend that you pre-schedule your Archive Dates, which helps publishers better manage the flow of new titles in and out of NetGalley, and helps members prioritize their review schedule.
When you schedule an archive date, the system will prevent you from approving anyone within a 3-day period. You'll notice that the Approve/Decline buttons are not clickable and there's a message at the top of the page: "Requests must be managed at least three days before the Archive Date, to ensure members have time to access the book. Please extend the Archive Date by one week before approving requests."
Scheduling your Archive Date will ensure that your request management follows this 3-day protocol without having to worry about accidentally approving someone and then being prevented from archiving the book.