All reviews should be sent through our editorial system. You need a reviewer account when you act as a reviewers. If this is your first time reviewing to ICECH, please choose the Register option in the editorial system. If you already have an ICECH login, you are welcome to reuse the existing username and password here.
Reviewers should first create an account to use the online submission system. Clicking the option Register in the Log in / Register option located on the conference banner will bring you to a page where you can input your user information, especially an email which will be used as the user ID to login.
After creating your account, you will immediately receive an email at your email address. Please follow the instructions in the email to activate the account and change the password.
After that you can use the registered email as the login ID with your new password to login to the system. After successful login, you can start commenting on the abstract/paper of authors and changing your account information.
Please note, the next time you log into the system, you will be asked for your username. This will be the email address you entered when you set up your account.
All the steps should be carried out using the online submission system available at the conference website. The review process consists of the following steps:
To add the comments for authors, please Login into the system. Under reviewer’s view, you will be able to type your opinions for each item that you use to comment on the abstract/ paper of authors. Please, fill in all the fields on the website. In addition, you can upload your comments file here. Once you have ensured all the details are correct, please press the Save button.
You will receive an automated email from the ICECH editor, confirming your successful comments.
Before you start
If you accept as a reviewer, you must treat the materials you receive as confidential documents. This means you can’t share them with anyone without prior authorization from the editors. Since peer review is confidential, you also must not share information about the review with anyone without permission from the editors and authors.
First read the article and then take a break from it, giving you time to think. Consider the article from your own perspective. When you sit down to write the review, make sure you know what ICECH is looking for and have a copy of any specific reviewing criteria you need to consider.
Your review report
Your review will help the editor decide whether to accept the abstract/paper. Giving your overall opinion and general observations of the abstract/paper is essential. Your comments should be courteous and constructive and should not include any personal remarks or personal details including your name.
Providing insight into any deficiencies is important. You should explain and support your judgement so that both editors and authors are able to fully understand the reasoning behind your comments. You should indicate whether your comments are your own opinion or are reflected by the data.
● Give your main impressions of the abstract/article, including whether it is novel and interesting and whether it has a sufficient impact and adds to the knowledge base.
● Give specific comments and suggestions, including about layout and format, title, abstract, introduction, graphical abstracts and/or highlights, method, statistical errors, results, conclusion/discussion, language, and references.
● If you suspect plagiarism, fraud or have other ethical concerns, raise your suspicions with the editor, providing as much detail as possible.
When you make a recommendation, it is worth considering the categories the editor most likely uses for classifying the article:
● Reject (explain reason in report)
● Accept without revision
● Revise – either major or minor (explain the revision that is required, and indicate to the editor whether you would be happy to review the revised article)
The final decision
The editor ultimately decides whether to accept or reject the abstract/paper. ICECH plays no part in this decision. The online system provides reviewers with a notification of the final decision. If this is not applicable, you can contact the editor to find out whether the article was accepted or rejected.
In case there is any problem with the review process, please send us your comments to the email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
15/9/2023: Full Paper and Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
16/9 - 30/9/2023: Double-Blind Review and Full Paper Revision
10/10/2023: Announcement of Full Paper Acceptance
15/10/2023: Registration and Registration Fee Payment Deadline