How your Conference Paper is Reviewed?
International Conferences of high repute conduct a review process before selecting the paper for presentation/publication. Usually it is a blind review where the paper is sent to three reviewers, hiding the details of the authors and their affiliations. For conducting the review process the reviewers will be provided with a set of parameters which indicate the quality of the paper. Reviewers have to put a number on a scale of 1-5 for each parameter. Depending on the overall score and the final comment of the reviewer the paper selection happens. At least two reviewers out of three have to accept the paper for publication.
Conference paper review is done based on the following parameters.
- Are the problems discussed in the article new?
- Does the article describe an innovative combination of techniques from different disciplines?
- Does the article introduce an idea that appears promising or might stimulate others to develop promising alternatives?
- Does the article have a considerable contribution to a certain area of research?
- Does the article stimulate discussion of important issues or alternative points of view?
- Does the article fit in Conference’s area of research?
- Does the article present relevant information for its area of research?
- Does the article have a logic structure?
- Is the manuscript competently written?
- Is the article correctly written (from the grammar point of view)?
- Is the manuscript well integrated, including an appropriate methodology?
- Does the title clearly and concisely express the content of the article?
- Is the abstract well organized, coherent, and clearly written?
- Is the background, purpose, methods, and results clearly summarized?
- Does the introduction correctly highlight the current concerns in the area?
- Does the introduction specify the research objectives?
- Are the methods used clearly explained?
- Are the methods, data, statistics used validated/reliable /recognized?
- Are the results clearly presented?
- Are all relevant connections with others’ work/research declared?
- Is the literature used in support of research sufficiently comprehensive and current?
- Do the results sufficiently avoid misinterpretation?
- Do the results sufficiently avoid assumptions and speculations?
- Are the conclusions correctly / logically explained?
- Do the conclusions sufficiently avoid misinterpretation?
- Do the conclusions sufficiently avoid too general or biased information?
- Future plans /advice to others?
- Do the references reflect the latest work/research in the considered area?
- Are the references correctly indicated in the article?
- Do the tables correctly indicate the measuring units and the source?
- Are the tables correctly named and numbered?
- Are the data presented in tables correctly valued and interpreted in the article?
- Are the tables well-proportioned and aesthetically placed in the article?
- Graphs and figures
- Do the graphs and figures properly illustrate the discussed subject?
- Do the graphs and figures correctly indicate the measuring units and the source?
- Are the graphs and figures correctly named and numbered?
- Are the data presented in graphs and figures correctly valued and interpreted in the article?
- Are the graphs and figures well-proportioned and aesthetically placed in the article?