Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

The Task of the Referee

Alan Jay Smith

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-89-511
May 1989

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/CSD-89-511.pdf

The task of the referee is to evaluate a (research) paper in a timely manner for publication in a specific journal or conference proceedings. This involves determining if the work presented is correct, if the problem studied and the results obtained are new and significant, if the quality of the presentation is satisfactory or can be made so, and what revisions and changes to the paper are necessary and/or desirable. The evaluation must be relative to the degree of selectivity of the specific publication.

In this article, we discuss the problem of how to evaluate a paper for publication, and by inference, how to write one. The role of the editor, and rules and procedures used by most computer science journals are discussed. Brief discussions of referencing proposals and survey and tutorial papers are also given.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Smith:CSD-89-511,
    Author = {Smith, Alan Jay},
    Title = {The Task of the Referee},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1989},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/6154.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-89-511},
    Abstract = {The task of the referee is to evaluate a (research) paper in a timely manner for publication in a specific journal or conference proceedings. This involves determining if the work presented is correct, if the problem studied and the results obtained are new and significant, if the quality of the presentation is satisfactory or can be made so, and what revisions and changes to the paper are necessary and/or desirable. The evaluation must be relative to the degree of selectivity of the specific publication. <p>In this article, we discuss the problem of how to evaluate a paper for publication, and by inference, how to write one. The role of the editor, and rules and procedures used by most computer science journals are discussed. Brief discussions of referencing proposals and survey and tutorial papers are also given.}
}

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