Topic: Respond to peer review - let authors enter rebuttals  (Read 61675 times)

There will be a period of rebuttals to enable authors to respond to reviewers comments. How can we enable the phase for rebuttals and ensure that the authors get to see the reviewers results with comments?

First of all, the rebuttal phase has to be enabled. Please go to:
Overview => Settings => Main Setting for Paper Reviewing

In the section "Enable Rebuttals for Authors", activate the corresponding function and also click on the checkbox for the option "Enable the module and select start and end date" to set the phase. You can also define the maximum length of rebuttals. (see image 1)

Check which acceptance status you want to assign to the submissions:
Overview => Submissions & Reviews => Results of the Reviewing Procedure & Decision About Acceptance

Please check the acceptance status, too:
Overview => Settings => Manage Acceptance Status
The acceptance status that is assigned to the submissions (e.g. "On Hold" or another, newly created status such as "Awaiting Rebuttal") must have the option "Show Results" set to "Detailed: Show also the detailed review results".
All other options should be set to "No". (see image 2)

For more information on the disply options of acceptance statuses, please take a look at this entry in the forum:,56.0.html