Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30309
Identification of Author and Reviewer from Single and Double Blind Paper

Authors: Jatinderkumar R. Saini, Nikita R. Sonthalia, Khushbu A. Dodiya


Research leads to the development of science and technology and hence it leads to the betterment of humankind also. Journals and Conferences provide a platform to receive large number of research papers for publications and presentations before the expert and peer-level scientific community. In order to assure quality of such papers, they are also sent to reviewers for their comments. In order to maintain good ethical standards, the research papers are sent to reviewers in such a way authors and reviewers do not know each other’s identity. This technique is called Double-blind Review Process. It is called Single-blind Review Process, if identity of any one party, generally authors’, is disclosed to the other. This paper presents the techniques by which identity of author as well as reviewer could be found even through Double-blind Review process. It is proposed that the characteristics and techniques presented here will help journals and conferences in assuring intentional or un-intentional disclosure of identity revealing information by the either party. 

Keywords: journal, author, conference, double blind paper, reviewer, single blind paper

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 2172


[1] B. Wagner, Author Identification Systems, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009.
[2] Hakan J. Holm, Double-Blind in Light of Internet, Snodgrass-Sigmod-2006, Available online: eval.html.
[3] Richard T. Snodgrass, Single - Versus Double-Blind Reviewing, Editorial, Available Online: notes/snodgrass-tods-2007.pdf.
[4] S. Hill and F. Provost, The myth of the double-blind review? Author identification using only citations, ACM, SIGKDD Explorations.
[5] Editorial, Should there be author anonymity in peer review?, Nature, ISSN: 0028-0836, eISSN: 1476-4687, vol. 451, pp. 605-606, doi:10.1038/451605b, Available Online: journal/v451/n7179/full/451605b.html.
[6] Yateendra Doshi, blog entry dated 18 November, 2009; Available Online: