Why should I add Rating field in review submission forms?

Instead of using the Yes/No field in review submission form, you should choose the Rating field type for questions with scales viz. rating an abstract based on exclusivity. See the screenshot below.

Reviewers would still see the same questions to answer while reviewing the abstract, except that when you use the Rating field, the system calculates an average rating for the abstract based on each question answered by the reviewer. See screenshot below.

This helps chair determine very easily whether to accept/reject an abstract.

What’s the best way to sign up reviewers on the site so they can review abstracts?

The best way to sign up reviewers is to enable the Reviewer Registration button from Website builder > Navigation.

The Reviewer Registration form has fields which can be customized from the Form builder tool. 

The admin staff also has the option to add reviewers from the backend dashboard and send credentials to the reviewers so reviewer can log in to the dashboard using the credentials and submit reviews.

Is it possible to auto-assign reviewers to abstracts based on their topics/fields/disciplines?

Go to Abstract settings and enable the Automated assignment. the system would automatically assign the abstract/s to reviewers based on the topic that matches with the abstract and the reviewer. See screenshot.

You can also set a limit on number of abstracts that can be assigned per reviewer and number of reviewers that can be assigned per abstract.

How do reviewers log in to begin reviewing abstracts?

You can either create reviewers from your platform backend under Contacts or ask them to register from the event site by clicking on Reviewer Registration form.

Once registered, they will be able to log in to their dashboard.

As soon as you assign ans abstract for review to the selected reviewers, they would be notified of the assigned abstracts through an automated email notification.

They would click on the login URL in the email, log in to their dashboard and submit the review for the abstracts they have been assigned with.

How to add different Scales for Abstract submission rating, in review submission form?

You can create unlimited rating fields in review submission form, for rating abstract submissions. Each rating shall have a scale from 1 to 10 (so as to calculate the average rating). So, for example, you have three criteria on which you are reviewing an abstract viz. Innovative, Exclusive, Speaking experience.

Now, using the Rating field type in Form builder, you would create these three rating fields in review submission form. These rating fields shall now be displayed in the review submission form for reviewers to submit their review. Rating is a special field type to let reviewers rate abstracts on a scale of 1 to 10 for the given criteria.


Also, use the Separator field in Form builder, to display
the Scale legends i.e. 1. Really not good enough. 2. Poster level
material etc.