In order to capture reviewer scores, the reviewers must be assigned to submissions. To make these assignments, complete the following steps:
The review committee must be established. Click here for details
Reviewer preferences must be captured if automatic reviewer assignment will be used. Click here for details
Maintain Conference Planner settings
Menu Path: Dashboard > Conference Planner > Reviews
Under the 'Reviewer Options' header, enter the number of persons who should review each submission
Menu Path: Dashboard > Reviews > Assign Reviewers
There are two options for assigning reviewers:
Automatically assign reviewers
Select one or more submission types in the filter section at the top of the screen
Click on the yellow “Action” button on the type right and select “Propose Assignments”
Reviewers will be automatically assigned to submissions based on their preferred review categories
Manually assign reviewers
Select one of more submission types in the filter section at the top of the screen
Manually assign reviewers to submissions. This is done by selecting reviewers from the drop-downs next to each submission. Manual reviewer assignment can be done instead of automatic reviewer assignment, or to refine the automatic assignment results
Once a review has been submitted (for a given submission type), then the 'Propose Assignments' button becomes inactive. This prevents the inadvertent re-assignment of reviews. You can delete test reviews in the iReviews screens, which will allow you to re-initiate the automatic proposal process.
The system will not permit a reviewer to be assigned to a submission, if a.) they are listed as a participant on the submission, or b.) they share an affiliation with one of the participants on the submission.
If you have a spreadsheet of reviewer assignment to be uploaded, please log a FreshService ticket for this request.