Peer-reviewing is essential to ensure the scientific quality of conference papers. DMKD is committed to enforcing transparent, unprejudiced and efficient peer review, which is carried out by dedicated editors (assumed by Program Chair, Program Co-Chair and committee members appointed by Conference Chair) and reviewers. 

The editorial process of a paper consists of two parts: Initial Check and Peer Review. Note that, only full paper will be assigned for peer review. Abstracts submitted to DMKD are assessed by the editor to decide whether accept for the conference presentation.

The paper will be sent to an editor for initial check. Once passing the initial check, it will be assigned to two reviewers of the relevant research areas for peer review. A minimum of two reviewers will carefully review the manuscript and report their recommendations to the editor. After authors’ revisions (if requested by the editor), the editor will make the ultimate acceptance or rejection decision for the paper. 

During the editorial process, conference support team take the responsibility of coordination between the publisher and authors, copyediting work and other necessary publication support.

Statements of Originality

The conference firmly resists the plagiarism, self-plagiarism and other unethical behaviors. Any act of plagiarism is unacceptable, which is considered as a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Before submission, perspective authors are suggested to make a cross check to ensure that the similarity of manuscript is under 20% (better less than 15%). Meanwhile, please make sure that the similar contents are properly reused based on the checking report. Plagiarism is commonly defined as 'the use of others prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source'. 

Initial Check

The papers will be checked in terms of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, paper length, structure, research topics and language etc. The paper can be sent to double-blind peer-review only if the paper passed the Initial Check. Generally speaking, the initial check feedback is available in 3 working days.

Double-Blind Peer Review

The authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments and other related personal information will be separated from main content before the manuscript is sent to double-blind peer review.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, but usually by three or more to review 'Novelty and Originality, Scientific Soundness, Importance and Impact on the Research Area, Relevance to the Conference and Completeness of Presentation'.

Each reviewer will be assigned to not exceed 3 papers and given 2-4 weeks for one paper reviewing.

The reviewer is accountable for their reviewing recommendation by providing the sufficient, substantial and well-founded comments that may help the authors to optimize the paper. In addition, the reviewer is also probably asked to answer a series of questions by Program Committee relevant to the review. After receiving the review comments, the authors are entitled to the rebuttal and its feedback. 

Peer Review Process