Reviewer Information

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    Important Dates for Paper Reviewers

    Reviewer Registration Open: May, 2013
    Paper Submission Deadline: Extended to 12:00 AM PDT June 10, 2013
    Papers to Reviewers: early June, 2013
    Reviews Due: July 1, 2013

    How Do I Volunteer to Review?

    All SIGITE members are encouraged to participate in the reviewing process.

    For new reviewers

    If you are interested in reviewing papers for SIGITE 2012, you are invited to complete the reviewer information form. Please limit yourself to areas in which you feel somewhat expert. The system will automatically ask you to consider the areas carefully if you choose more than four.

    For those who have previously reviewed

    All people currently listed in the reviewer database will receive an e-mail message in April with their current recorded information.

    If you would like to update your information in the database, go to the reviewer information form by May 15, 2013. Please select your areas of reviewing carefully, limiting yourself to areas in which you have expertise.

    If for some reason you do not want to continue as a reviewer, please send e-mail to one of the Program Co-Chairs.

    How Do I Review SIGITE Submissions?

    Submissions are reviewed according to categories indicated by the authors. Reviewers will generally be assigned no more than four papers (though often it is less), based on their indicated subject areas of expertise. At least four reviewers are assigned to each. Papers are only available in electronic PDF format. Reviewers must use a Web browser and software capable of displaying PDF documents (For example: Adobe Reader).

    The reviewing process has 4 simple steps:

    1. When reviews are assigned, you will be sent the reference numbers for each submission you are reviewing.
    2. Read through the collections of example review text for the types of submissions you are reviewing. Included are examples of comments for good, useful reviews.
    3. Access your assigned submission(s) by logging into the online review site. You may review the submission on-line or print it for review at your leisure.If your browser does not open a submission automatically, try saving the file with a .pdf extension and opening it with Adobe Reader (or another PDF file viewer). See the Reviewers FAQ section for additional information.
    4. After reviewing, complete a report for each submission. Submit Reviews by logging into the online review site.

    Note: All reviews will be distributed anonymously to both the author(s) and reviewers of that submission. This will give the author feedback and provide information to reviewers as well. It is hoped that, over time, this feedback will help make the review process more consistent as reviewers can compare their responses to those of others.


    If you have questions about reviews, please send e-mail to Ken Baker or Rob Friedman