Title: Open Peer Review CMS Support
Authors: Oliver Zendel:Austrian Institute of Technology; Matthias Schorghuber:Austrian Institute of Technology; Michela Vignoli:Austrian Institute of Technology
Abstract: Peer reviewing is a crucial step for quality assurance at scientific publishing. The task is time consuming and error-prone due to conflicts of interest, subjective opinions, and different education backgrounds. Open Peer Review (OPR) can solve many of said problems and is already applied to the journal publishing workflow. The poster visualizes the efforts done in the EU project OpenUP to evaluate the usefulness of OPR for conference submissions. Two conference venues will try out specific versions of OPR. The conference management software (CMS) needed to facilitate this process is summarized. The CMS solution HotCRP was chosen among the evaluated options for the pilots. The poster introduces the individual processes of open peer review at the two venues and how this is supported in HotCRP. This shall give conference organizers an insight into what is possible and allow for discussions with the OpenUP team about the selected approaches.