Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A question on reviewing

You are asked to review a paper for a conference (not a journal). You find that the paper is on a problem that you have been working on for some time. This makes you
  1. An expert reviewer eminently qualified to review the paper ?
  2. A conflicted reviewer who should recuse themself ?
  3. Insert your choice here.
Parameters to consider:
  • You either do or do not have prior published work on this topic
  • The problem is exactly what you were working on, or closely related
  • You have submitted something similar to the conference (I think this makes (2) the more likely choice) or not.

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