Faq / Accept or reject comments

In the rework phase the author updates the document based on the provided review comments. A comment can be accepted, rejected or open. The first two states are end states, the status open can be used to mark comments that need discussion. After the discussion the status must be changes to accepted or rejected.

Open

If a comment is not clear, if it needs discussion or if it can not be reworked at the moment (e.g. because of missing information), this temporary status can be used. If the review is finished with issues on status open, this issue must be logged on a to do-list (or equivalent) to be tracked. In case of unclearity, contact the reviewer who noted the comment. Initials and name are mentioned in the review form.

Accepted

If a comment leads to rework, the status accepted is the correct one. Note in the remarks, in short, what has been changed. Just “Updated” or “Reworked” is not clear enough. Respect your reviewers and make whole sentences, eg. “Added paragraph 5.1.3”.

Rejected

A comment can be rejected if the comment did not lead to rework. The author must clearly note the reason for the rejection. Just “I disagree” is not clear enough. Respect your reviewers and make whole sentences, eg. “See [ref1], paragraph 13.4 for the current settings.”

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