CRE 2020 REVIEWING PROCEDURE

All abstracts and the papers for the CRE conference proceeding volume will be peer reviewed by three external reviewers before selection.

Abstracts

Abstracts for the conference will be assessed by the Organising Committee in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. All abstracts will be reviewed ‘blind’ (i.e., no names, institutional affiliation, email or identifying markers attached to abstracts). The list of all submissions will be given to the reviewers with only their title, abstract and a number used to identify that submission.
  2. The main reviewing criteria include: a) Quality of overall abstract, content, and aim, b) Interdisciplinary methodology and cross-cultural approaches used, c) The ability of topic to garner overall interest (new research and on-going new research).
  3. Each of the reviewers will be asked to mark each abstract as ‘Yes,’ ‘No’, or ‘Maybe.’ Each answer is given a numerical value: Yes (1), No (0), Maybe (0.5). All votes will then be summed and will be given a Total Review Score (hereafter, TRS).

Papers

It is the responsibility of the Organising Committee to edit and publish the CRE proceedings in accordance with the Author Guidelines and the following guidelines:

  1. All submissions will be peer-reviewed ‘blind’ (i.e., no names, institutional affiliation, email or identifying markers attached to abstracts). The submissions will be given to the reviewers with only their title, text of the work and illustrations, and a number used to identify that submission.
  2. The review grading criteria should include: a) Quality of overall paper, concerning aims, methodology, content, argumentation, b) Originality of research topic, c) Quality of academic written English. Is is advisable that the final paper will be reviewed by a native speaker before submission.
  3. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least one, but preferably two academic reviewers. Each of the reviewers will mark papers with a numerical value from 1 (Rejected) to 4 (Accepted, with minor revisions). All votes will then be summed and will give a TRS.
  4. All submissions will receive written feedback, with comment on how the paper meets (or does not meet) the above criteria; however, the TRS will not be provided.