A peer review is a process where technical papers are reviewed by qualified individuals who are experts in the same field. Peer reviews are used to determine a technical paper's suitability for publication.

Using a peer review tool

IEEE recommends that you use a peer review tool to manage conference papers. A peer review tool helps you to follow a consistent process and improves the quality of your reviews.

Peer review tools make it easier for authors to submit abstracts or papers, for reviewers to provide comments and rate submitted papers, and for organizers to assign reviewers, track reviews, and manage the technical program.

You can use a peer review tool to:

  • Manage user accounts
  • Keep track of submitted abstracts and papers
  • Manage the selection of the reviewers and their assignments
  • Monitor the status of reviews and ratings
  • Create a schedule or final program
  • Provide reports

Some peer review tools provide additional functionality that can help you create the call for papers, produce the proceedings, archive papers, check for plagiarism, and manage paper and event registration.

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