What is peer review?
Peer review is the system used to assess the
quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the
relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity
and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be
How does it work?
When a manuscript is submitted to conference, it
is assessed to see if it meets the criteria for submission. If it does, the
editorial team will select potential peer reviewers within the field of research
to peer-review the manuscript and make recommendations.
The format of peer review used by AWSE is:
Double-blind: the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.
Why do peer review?
Peer review is an integral part of scientific
publishing that confirms the validity of the manuscript. Peer reviewers are
experts who volunteer their time to help improve the manuscripts they review. By
undergoing peer review, manuscripts should become:
More robust - peer reviewers may point out gaps in a paper that require more explanation or additional experiments.
Easier to read - if parts of your paper are difficult to understand, reviewers can suggest changes.
More useful - peer reviewers also consider the importance of your paper to others in your field.
How peer review works