For Reviewers and Action Editors

ACL Rolling Review offers:

  • follow a paper from initial submission through to eventual acceptance
  • manage your reviewing load month over month
  • advanced reviewer/paper matching

FAQ for Reviewers and Action Editors

FAQ

What are the responsibilities of an action editor?

Each month, after the submission deadline, action editors who are available that month will be automatically assigned submissions. The action editor will first confirm they have no conflict of interest with each submission. Then, they will quickly check the submission for any major violations in formatting or other factors and desk reject the submission if it is in violation. The action editor will then be presented with a list of reviewers automatically suggested. The action editor will choose reviewers, using this automatic suggestion as a base. This will take place within 7 days of the paper submission deadline.

Each month, starting around 24 days after the submission deadline, the action editor will remind any reviewer who has not yet completed their review.

Each month, between 30 and 35 days after the submission deadline, the action editor will read the reviews, discuss with the reviewers if necessary, and:

  • Summarize the review results in a meta-review.
  • Perform a compliance check, checking the paper meets formatting and other requirements.

So, action editors will want to be especially available from the 10th to the 20th of each month.

What is the time commitment for action editors?

An initial term of one year, renewable. We will have a centralized system that keeps track of “review balance”, how much reviewing people have done, and tries to distribute it equitably. In addition, some people prefer to handle many papers at a time as opposed to a few every month. Thus, at the beginning of the monthly reviewing cycle, action editors will have a chance to specify how many papers they would like to handle. In addition, we will add the ability of action editors to indicate that they are on vacation or otherwise unavailable.

Meta Review Form

Meta review form

What are the responsibilities of a reviewer?

Each month, around 7 days after the submission deadline, reviewers who are available that month will receive submissions to review. Reviewers should immediately check that they have no conflict of interest with their assigned submissions. Reviews should be completed by 30 days after the submission deadline.

Each month, around 30 days after the submission deadline, the action editor will read the reviews and discuss with the reviewers if necessary. Reviewers should be responsive during this time.

So, reviewers will want to be especially available from the 15th to the 22nd of each month.

What is the time commitment for reviewers?

An initial term of one year, renewable. We will eventually have a centralized system that keeps track of “review balance”, how much reviewing people have done, and tries to distribute it equitably. In addition, some people prefer to review many papers at a time as opposed to a few every month. Thus, at the beginning of the monthly reviewing cycle, reviewers will have a chance to specify how many papers they would like to handle. In addition, we will add the ability of reviewers to indicate that they are on vacation or otherwise unavailable.

Reviewers may choose to mark themselves as unavailable for some period. For now, please email the editors.

Review Form

Review form

Reviewer Interest Survey

Interested in reviewing for ACL Rolling Review?