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Reviewer Guidelines

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for agreeing to act as a reviewer for EMAC2017. We appreciate your expertise, time and effort in the important process of evaluating the submissions of your peers. Below, the section Reviewer Instructions describes the online reviewing process and your role as a reviewer in more detail.Please read these guidelines carefully before starting your reviews.

Let us first remind you of some important deadlines:

Paper submission

3 December 2016 (12:00 CET Time)

Deadline to turn in your review(s)

21 January 2017

Decisions about acceptance/rejection

by track chairs

25 January 2017 - 19 February 2017

Authors’ notification

3 March 2017

There are several submission types. Most submissions are in one of the 20 competitive paper tracks. There are several other submissions categories as well.

For competitive papers, the review process is double-blind. In the call for papers, the authors were explicitly required to leave out any identifying information and to submit papers no longer than 7 pages (everything included: the cover / title page, references, appendix, tables and figures).

In some other submission categories, it is either not technically possible or not advisable to hide the authors’ identity. Please apply the highest professional standards and an impartial perspective to those reviews as well. The authors will remain blind to your identity as a reviewer in all submission categories.

If you are asked to review a competitive paper submission or a Special Interest Group submission, please follow the reviewer instructions below. If you are asked to review a movie submission, a tutorial, a roundtable, or a collaboration group, you will receive/ have received the submissions by email, with specific instructions on how to return your reviews. Below you will find specific reviewer instructions for competitive papers, and for other submission types.

Instructions for reviewing competitive papers

Once the Conference Manager has assigned a paper to a reviewer, a notification is automatically sent to the reviewer via e-mail. The submission will be attached to the notification.

To complete your review:

1. Go to the EMAC Conference Website. In the menu bar, go to ‘E-Pass’ or follow this link

Login with your email and password.

If you cannot remember your password, follow the instructions to obtain a new one.

You are now on the reviewer screen. Here you will see all papers that have been assigned to you for review.

You will see columns for:
Paper Title
- Download Submission
- Track
- Type of paper
- Status
- Review

3. You can download the PDF version of the submitted papers by clicking on the icon
4. Once you have read the submission, please fill in your review comments by clicking ‘Start Review’ in the review column. This will open the evaluation form.

Evaluation Process . Please read the following evaluation instructions carefully.

i. Detailed evaluation :
In this step you evaluate the paper on several 5-point scales (5 = best). The evaluation criteria vary depending on the type of paper:

Conceptual papers (whose contribution consists in synthesizing existing theories and/or proposing new explanations of a phenomenon without empirically testing these explanations) are evaluated in terms of their conceptual clarity, their internal consistency, their integration with existing and complementary theories, and the extent of the creativity of the new explanation. This also applies to analytical papers, which intend to provide insights into the understanding of a phenomenon.
Empirical papers (that provide not only a new explanation for a phenomenon but also perform an empirical test) are evaluated in terms of the clarity of the conceptual development, the operationalization of the variables, and the appropriateness of the research design and data analysis.
Papers across both categories need to (a) clearly identify the research question and the contribution of the research, (b) report all components of the research process that are necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of the theoretical development or the analysis, and (c) report unambiguous results. The objective of a conference paper is to present interesting work that may not be completely polished for a Journal publication, but that has a potential for making an interesting contribution to Marketing.

ii. Overall recommendation:
In this step, please recommend whether the paper should be accepted or rejected for an oral presentation. Your overall recommendation should be consistent with your detailed evaluations, and also reflect the ability of the presentation to stimulate debate among the audience and to stimulate additional research in this area.

iii. Qualitative feedback:
Please use the text box to give the author(s) constructive qualitative feedback regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their paper. Be as specific as possible and be constructive; the main goal is to help the authors to improve their research. Avoid unsubstantiated critique or degrading comments.

6. ‘Save’ button : allows you to save your evaluation and to return to it (as many times as you wish) if you want to fine-tune or modify your review.
7. Save & Submit’ button : Once you have completed your review, please click this button to submit it.You CANNOT access your review after submitting it.
8. If you have any questions, please contact Anne-Laure Marteaux
9. The track chairs have access to your review. For each paper, they will make the final decision based on all available reviews.

Instructions for reviewing other types of submissions

If you are reviewing a special interest group proposal, you will be asked to enter your review in the system (just as for competitive papers). However, not all evaluations criteria make sense here because they were designed for competitive paper submissions. For special interest group submissions, the track chairs will only take into account your overall accept/reject recommendation and your accompanying comments: The other questions require an answer (they cannot be removed from the system), but your answers can be random/ will be ignored.

If you are reviewing a movie, a tutorial, a roundtable, or a collaboration group, you will receive the submission and send your review by e-mail. You will receive specific instructions on how to proceed in the e-mail accompanying the submission.

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