Topic: "Set conflict" in assigning reviews, what does that mean?  (Read 37168 times)

When I assign reviews, which effect has the option “set conflict” and how do I use it?

This option is used to identify "Conflicts of Interest". It means that a pc member or reviewer may be involved in the submission or might be acquainted to the authors and therefore should not be allowed to review the paper or access review details.

If you set a conflict, this reviewer will not be considered during the process of automatic review assignment and she/he will also not be able to access the corresponding submission in the “pc online forum” of ConfTool Pro.