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From: ISPR 2010
Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 6:32 AM
Subject: CFP - Symposium on Peer Reviewing


Dear Athina Karatzogianni:

As you know, only 8% members of the Scientific Research Society agreed that
'peer review works well as it is.' (Chubin and Hackett, 1990; p.192)

"A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an analysis of the peer review
system substantiate complaints about this fundamental aspect of scientific
research." (Horrobin, 2001)

Horrobin concludes that peer review "is a non-validated charade whose
processes generate results little better than does chance." (Horrobin, 2001)
This has been statistically proven and reported by an increasing number of
journal editors.

But, "Peer Review is one of the sacred pillars of the scientific edifice"
(Goodstein, 2000), it is a necessary condition in quality assurance for
Scientific/Engineering publications, and "Peer Review is central to the
organization of modern science…why not apply scientific [and engineering]
methods to the peer review process" (Horrobin, 2001).

This is the purpose of The 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing:
ISPR 2010 (http://www.sysconfer.org/ispr) being organized in the context of
The SUMMER 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation,
Communication and Management: KGCM 2010 (http://www.sysconfer.org/kgcm),
which will be held on June 29th - July 2nd, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Deadlines for ISPR 2010
May 4th, 2010, for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions
Proposals
May 18th, 2010: Authors Notification
June 1st, 2010: Camera ready, final version.
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ISPR 2010 Organizing Committee is planning to include in the symposium
program 1) sessions with formal presentations, and/or 2) informal
conversational sessions, and/or 3) hybrid sessions, which will have formal
presentations first and informal conversations later.

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted.
Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the
accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums)
will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that
sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at
the same session can interact during one week before and after the
conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in
virtual sessions.

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes:
(1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3)
participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the
selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their
presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their
publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access
to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who
recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can
accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered
authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference
(included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers
for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and
Informatics.

Best regards,

ISPR 2010 Organizing Committee

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References

Chubin, D. R. and Hackett E. J., 1990, Peerless Science, Peer Review and
U.S. Science Policy; New York, State University of New York Press.

Horrobin, D., 2001, "Something Rotten at the Core of Science?" Trends in
Pharmacological Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 2, February 2001. Also at
http://www.whale.to/vaccine/sci.html and
http://post.queensu.ca/~forsdyke/peerrev4.htm (both Web pages were accessed
on February 1, 2010)

Goodstein, D., 2000, "How Science Works", U.S. Federal Judiciary Reference
Manual on Evidence, pp. 66-72 (referenced in Hoorobin, 2000)

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