For Reviewers

Thank you for your service to the conference and field!

This page includes information about how to review and how to submit reviews of SIGDOC 2022 proposals.

Note the Multiple Types of Submissions

There are multiple conference submission types, and we ask that you keep these guidelines in mind when you submit your decision and offer authors feedback. Descriptions of each submission type can be found on the CFP page.

EasyChair Instructions to Access Review Form

To conduct your review(s), use the EasyChair website application as follows:

  1. Create an account in EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigdoc22. Note: If you do not already have an account, create it and login to the system.
  2. Click on your “subreviewer” role from your EasyChair homepage. You should see your review
    assignments.
  3. Click on the assignment number in left column of table [Example: “3”]. A “Submission Information” page will appear.
  4. Click on the folder icon to access the submission paper.
  5. Click on the “Answer Request” button in the top right-hand corner of the page. Choose to
    agree or decline to review the submission.
  6. In the “Message” box, type your decision. Click the red “Select and/or Send Email” button.
  7. Submit your review by clicking on the red “Submit Review” button in the top right corner of
    the page.
  8. Enter your review in the form provided. Note: See our “Review Guidelines” below.
  9. Once you’ve finished your review, click the red “Submit Review” button to submit.

Reviewing Guidelines

We’re hoping reviewers provide formative feedback for each manuscript, somewhere around 300-400 words. We are encouraging reviewers to take a developmental editing approach to the assigned papers, keeping in mind that while SIGDOC proceedings are a reputable, double-blind peer-reviewed outlet, the organization sees value in having reviewers work with authors—many of whom are graduate students, early career faculty, or work in industry—throughout the publication process to help the writer(s) produce the best form of the work as possible.

Making a commitment to anti-racist scholarly reviewing practices

As you may have seen already, in April a group of scholars in rhetoric and technical communication released “Anti-Racist Scholarly Reviewing Practices: A Heuristic for Editors, Reviewers, and Authors.” (https://tinyurl.com/reviewheuristic)

Please complete the reviews by April 1, 11:59 PM PST.

Let us know if we can answer any questions, and thank you for your time and expertise. Thank you for your invaluable service to SIGDOC 2022.

SIGDOC ’22 Program Committee

Donnie Johnson Sackey, Program Co-Chair

Candice Welhausen, Program Co-Chair

Michael Trice, Conference Chair