Session Chairs


Instructions for Session Chairs (Draft 05/03/14)

The items below will be discussed at the Session Chair breakfast on Monday morning, along with any updates. Please plan to attend this free breakfast.

Manuscript Review

For all session co-chairs (oral and poster sessions), peer review of the manuscripts assigned from your session will ensure the scientific quality of the 15th International Detonation Symposium.

Authors have been asked to submit their manuscripts and release for publication by JUNE 30, 2014. After the release for each paper is received, the paper will be made available at the link below. Please start reviewing the papers assigned to you as soon as possible once they are available, and complete an initial review of each paper before the Symposium. Session chairs will be expected to ask questions of the author during question/answer period if none arise from the audience.

We request that the manuscripts be thoroughly reviewed with attention to technical details, similarly to how you would review papers for high-quality peer-reviewed journals. We suggest that you consider the following questions as you review each paper. You are not required to comment on each point, but rather to consider the overall quality of the work.

Are the conclusions new and significant?
Are the conclusions justified by the results?
Are the length and level of detail appropriate?
Does the manuscript contain errors, unnecessary material, or insufficient material?
Has relevant literature and previous work been cited?
Are the structure and/or language of the paper in need of major improvement?
Are the figures and tables and their captions clear and useful?

The Proceedings Editors will check the format of each paper; however, it would be helpful if you would note obvious departure from the templates that are supplied on the website.

Please log in to the following site to access your papers and change the status of the submission (accepted, minor edits suggested, or rejected) based on your review:

https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/DS2014/Default.aspx