These notes describe both how to use the IT system to access the submissions allocated to you for review as well as the review criteria developed for EAWOP 2022 submissions. If you have reviewed for EAWOP before, please note that this is a new IT system and there have been some changes to the review criteria.
To begin with, please read the submission guidelines prior to starting any reviews. You can access these here.
Given that Submissions were extended due to exceptional circumstances, it is even more important than usual that Reviewers meet the deadlines of 21 days from receipt of the allocation email to completion of the reviewing process.
Should you anticipate any difficulty in reviewing on time, please immediately inform us at [email protected]. in order for us to reallocate your incomplete reviews.
This year we are accepting Symposia submissions that involve Chaired presentations and discussion of 3 to 5 Papers on interrelated topics lasting up to 60 minutes. The Abstract for the overall symposium has a 500-word limit and each individual paper has a 750-word limit. Symposia with 3 or 4 papers may also include a discussant.
You will be sent (or may already have been sent) an email with a link for you to access your allocated submissions. This email will be from: “EAWOP Congress 22 | Submissions [email protected]” with the subject line “Invitation to review abstract for EAWOP 2022 | Symposia Submissions”.
Please note: If you are assigned other types of submission as well as symposia, you will be sent a different link to review those.
Once you have clicked on the link in the email you will arrive at the page below. You will need to click “Log In” in the top right-hand corner.
IMPORTANT: You will need to use the email address that the reviewer email was sent to in order to login to the system and access your reviews.
* If you have already submitted a symposium using this email address, you will just need to enter your password.
If you have not submitted a symposium on this site, under this email address, you will need to click “Need to create an account?”, complete the required details and then press “Create”.
Once you are logged in, you will need to click on “My Reviews” which will lead you to your assigned submissions for review:
Here you will see all of the symposia that you have been allocated. You have the option to filter by “Topic” or by “Status” (reviewed, not reviewed). Once you are ready to begin reviewing a symposium, click on “Review”.
Once you have clicked on “Review” you will see the symposium details at the top of the screen under “The Submission”.
Criteria for Rating a Symposium
A Symposium provides reports of empirical research, innovative practice, and/or theoretical advances. Ideally it demonstrates real world impact or potential for impact.
The overall Submission Abstract should clearly state:
Each individual Symposium paper with an empirical base should clearly state:
Each individual Symposium paper with a theory base should clearly state:
Judgements you are asked to make
A. You are not asked to provide a separate rating for each of the criteria above, but to make a single rating of:
All ratings are made using the same 5-point scale and with regard to the suitability of the submission for a major International Congress:
Points to look out for
Very clear aims.
Meets all the above criteria that are relevant to the type of submission.
Significant contribution to WOP theory, scientific knowledge and/or Significant impact on WOP practice
May energise future research or practice in the area.
Very robust theoretical underpinning, methodology and findings.
Extremely relevant or interesting topic area for WOP audience of academics and/or practitioners
Very well written and coherent.
Contains new or innovative material or ideas.
Comments for author(s) are not required but are encouraged.
Meets most of the above criteria.
Evidence of contribution to WOP theory/scientific knowledge/practice.
Robust theoretical underpinning, methodology, design and findings.
Interesting topic area / content for WOP audience.
Well written and coherent.
Comments for author(s) are not required but are encouraged.
Just above standard
Aims are fairly clear.
Minor issues to be addressed to meet basic criteria.
Some contribution to WOP theory, scientific knowledge and/or practice.
Sufficient theoretical underpinning, appropriate design, methodology and findings.
Reasonably coherent and well written.
Reviewers must include comments for author(s) explaining why they have considered the submission “Just above standard”.
Just below standard
Issues identified which need to be addressed in the submission to meet basic criteria.
Minimal contribution to WOP theory, scientific knowledge and/or practice.
Questionable theory, design/methodology or findings.
Questionable accuracy of content.
Inadequate statistical analysis.
Has some commercial undertones without any strongly balancing theoretical or practical value.
Reviewers must include comments for author(s) explaining why they have considered the submission “Just below standard”
Well below standard
Very unclear aims.
Does not meet basic criteria.
No obvious contribution to WOP theory, scientific knowledge and/or practice.
Unsound or inappropriate theory, design, methodology or findings.
Complete lack of coherence/major errors in writing.
Major inaccuracies in content.
Clear commercial intent without any strongly balancing theoretical or practical value.
Unethical in some way.
Reviewers must include comments for author(s) explaining why they have considered the submission “Well below standard”
B. As stated in the table above, if you rate anything as a 3, 2 or 1, you are asked to provide short notes to explain why. This is very important as we have to provide suitable feedback to submitters. We do not expect you to write at length, but around 40 to 100 words would be a reasonable guide and the points should relate to the provided criteria and points to look out for. Think about what you would like to receive in terms of feedback if this was your paper.
C. You are also asked to recommend any changes that you think the author/s could make to improve their submission which could include content change, clarity of expression or grammar. These are encouraged no matter what the rating of the submission.
Symposium Review Site
A sample of what you see when you select a submission for review is shown below:
The overall Symposium Abstract is shown first along with information about the Discussant if one is involved, followed by as many individual papers as the Symposium contains (up to 5). The rating part of the reviewing process comes at the end of all the symposium sections and so there could be a degree of scrolling up-and-down in order to read each component, make your ratings and add the necessary text comments.
Symposium Title, Abstract & Discussant
Symposium Paper Details
Individual Paper Ratings
Overall Symposium Rating:
Once you are happy that you have completed all of the questions, click “Submit”.
Once you have submitted your review, you will be taken back to the “My Reviews” page where you will now see a rating next to the paper that you have reviewed.
You have the option to go in and edit your scores/comments until your 3-week review period is over. At this point, any further amends will not be taken into consideration.
You will need to complete STEP 5 for each of the submissions you have been allocated.
Once all of your reviews have been submitted and the 3-week reviewing period has finished, your marks and comments will be passed to the Programme Committee who will be in touch should there be any queries. If there are none, you will receive an email from [email protected] thanking you for participating in the process.
Who should you contact for assistance?
For any enquiry about using the online system, or the reviewing process itself, please contact [email protected].
The Programme Committee thanks you for volunteering your time to review for the 2022 EAWOP Congress.