Topic: Single-blind peer review functionality only during bidding phase?  (Read 61782 times)

During the bidding phase, the names of the authors are not shown to the reviewers. We would like to use a single-blind review process during the bidding phase only and thus we want the reviewers to see the names of the authors, but disable this function after the bidding phase. How can we do that?

A single-blind review process can be defined easily. This function has to be enabled / disabled for all relevant tracks and submissions types individually.

Please go to the submission types / tracks and edit them:
Overview => Settings => Manage Submission Types / Conference Tracks
Go to the option "Double Blind Reviews" and choose the setting "No, single blind reviews" (see image).

However, you cannot limit this function to a certain phase during the reviewing process automatically. You can show the names of the authors to the reviewers at any given time by enabling single blind reviews and disable the function manually if you don’t need it anymore.

Please remember to enable double blind reviews again if you do not want reviewers to be able to see the authors' names after the bidding phase anymore.

Please consult the forum entry Are names of authors visible to reviewers? for further information on how to disable the double-blind review function.