Topic: "Edit Reviews" does not appear / Reviewers cannot access the assigned papers  (Read 67226 times)

The review has started and we have informed the reviewers by bulk mail about their tasks and deadlines, but it seems that they cannot access the submissions assigned to them and when logging in "Edit Reviews" is not offered.

How can we proceed with the review process?

If the reviewers can cannot access the submissions assigned to them for reviewing, please test the following:

1. Please remember that you have to assign the submissions to the reviewers.
Please refer to:

2. Please check if the reviewing phase has been enabled. You find the setting at:
Overview => Settings => Conference Phases and Deadlines
Please look for "Reviewing phase: PC members and reviewers can access the submitted contributions assigned to them for review" and check whether the phase has been enabled and is active.

Please remember that you can (and should) always test what normal users see if you log in as one of them. Go to the list of users and select "login as" in the right-hand column.

When "Edit Reviews" still is not offered, you might have changed some of the standard settings.

1. You can disable reviewing for each submission type / conference track.
Please go to:
Overview => Settings => Manage Submission Types and Conference Tracks
Select and edit the corresponding type / track and scroll down to "Further Settings". Check if "Enter and Edit Reviews" is (still) enabled.

2. Please see if your activated the "Open Review Process".
In this case each reviewer can access all contributions and review any of them. No allocation is possible in this case, so the page "Edit Review" is not available.
Therefore, the "Open Review Process" need to be deactivated.

Please check your selections under:
Overview => Settings => Main Setting for Paper Reviewing
You might have to enable the "expert settings" to see this option.