Peer review is vital to the quality of published research. IEEE requires all conference papers go through the peer review process before publication.
How does it work?
Peer review is a process in which a scientific paper is evaluated by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards for acceptance and publication.
Each IEEE Conference’s Technical Program Chair will appoint a Technical Program Committee:
- The Technical Program Committee collaborates to review and discuss submitted papers.
- Review occurs during a fixed window of time. All authors are notified of the decision on their paper at the same time.
- The Technical Program Chair is ultimately responsible for the selection of every accepted paper.
The most common types of peer review are single-blind and double-blind review.
- In single-blind, the names of the reviewers are not shared with the author but the reviewers are aware of the author’s identity.
- In double-blind, neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each other’s identity.
Both models ensure that the reviewer can give an honest and impartial evaluation of the article. Most IEEE publications use the single-blind review format.