Authors - Reviewers


On submission, each author will assign one or more topics to his or her submission. The choice of reviewers is handled based on this information, as well as on the home institution(s) of the submitting author(s) and the possible reviewers. We will never assign a reviewer from the same university (assuming that the given names can be matched by a human), and also try to avoid having reviewers from the same state for US-based authors and reviewers.Additionally, we strive to have an international reviewer for each US submission and (when possible) two international reviewers for international submissions; also, an international submission will not have a reviewer from the same country.

In general, each paper will be assigned six reviewers, and no reviewer will be required to review more than four papers. All submissions are available in PDF format.

The reviewing process has 3 simple steps:

  1. When reviews are assigned, the reviewer will receive an email that provides information about the review process as well as the reference numbers and titles for each submission he or she is reviewing along with a reminder of their reviewer ID.
  2. Reviewers may access the following collection of example review text for the types of submissions they are reviewing, based on the materials provided for SIGCSE 2011. They are examples of comments for good, useful reviews.
  3. After reading a given submission, the reviewer will be asked to complete a report for each submission. Please submit your reviews at

Note: All reviews will be distributed anonymously to both the author(s) and reviewers of that submission. This will give the author feedback and provide information to reviewers as well. It is hoped that, over time, this feedback will help make the review process more consistent as reviewers can compare their responses to those of others.

© Dr. Guido Roessling 2018