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Paper Review Coordinator Resource Page

The paper review will open in August 2022.

Key Deadlines

August 18: Complete reviewer assignment

August 24: Desk rejections sent

September 15: All reviews complete

October 1: Paper decisions due


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Quick Guides for Review Coordinators

Updating Reviewer Pools
Updating Your Profile
How to Return a Paper to a Senior Program Officer
Criteria for Desk Rejections
How to Desk Reject a Paper
Inviting Reviewers
Unassigning Reviewers
Setting Reviewer Preferences
How to Reopen a Review
How to Contact a Late Reviewer
View Reviews and Ratings
How to Submit Your Recommendation


  • If a paper meets any of the Criteria for Desk Rejections or you feel that it is not viable for presentation, please select the instructions on how to Desk Reject a paper.

  • If a paper does not actually fit your committee, follow the instructions on how to return a paper to a Senior Program Officer.

  • If a paper is ready to have reviewers invited, follow the Inviting Reviewers guide. A minimum of 2 reviews is required. We encourage you to set up Alternate Reviewers, in case a reviewer declines to review.

  • Reviews are due 9/15.

    • Due to the amount of papers received, we do not notify you when a reviewer declines to review. Please check in periodically to insure that you have enough reviewers.

    • Reviewers receive automatic reminders 3 days before their review is due, on their due date, and 5 days after a review is late.

    • If you would like to personally reach out to a late reviewer, please view the guide for contacting a late reviewer.

  • Recommendations are due by 10/1.

    • You can View Reviews and Ratings for each paper to assist in your recommendation. 

    • Reports are also available to assist in your recommendation process. Reach out to your SPO for assistance.


Webinars for Review Coordinators

Getting Started  (To be updated soon)


Next Steps
Making Decisions