A decision support approach for assigning reviewers to proposals

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yunhong Xu
  • Yonghong Sun
  • Wei Xu
  • Dingtao Zhao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6948-6956
Journal / PublicationExpert Systems with Applications
Volume37
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2010

Abstract

Peer review plays an important role in research project selection at funding agencies. Quality of peer review greatly depends on the degree of matching between reviewers and assigned research proposals. This kind of matching is largely determined by the process of assigning proposals to reviewers. As the number of proposals submitted to funding agencies continues to grow, the traditional approaches of finding appropriate reviewers for each individual proposal fail to satisfy the practical needs. This paper proposes an alternative approach whose basic idea is grouping proposals first and then assigning appropriate reviewers for each proposal group. Based on the idea, a decision support approach is proposed to identify valid proposals and reviewers, classify proposals and reviewers according to their disciplines, partition proposals into groups and assign reviewers to proposal groups. A system has been developed based on the proposed approach to facilitate the decision making process of assigning proposals to reviewers. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Proposal assignment, Proposal grouping, Research project selection, Reviewer assignment

Citation Format(s)

A decision support approach for assigning reviewers to proposals. / Xu, Yunhong; Ma, Jian; Sun, Yonghong; Hao, Gang; Xu, Wei; Zhao, Dingtao.

In: Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 37, No. 10, 2010, p. 6948-6956.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review