Date to be returned:
, 2009 (at the beginning of the class)
Name of Referee: Atanu Roy
FreqCI-Index: A Frequent Closed Sequence Approach to Indexing Sequence Data
INSTRUCTIONS TO REFEREES
For a contribution to be acceptable for publication in a journal, it must comprise
novel material not previously published in a technical journal. The novelty will
usually lie in original results, methods, observations, concepts, or applications,
but may also reside in syntheses of/or new insights into previously reported
research. In a regular paper, the title, abstract, introduction, and summary should
be sufficiently informative to make the contributions of the paper clear to the
broadest possible audience, and to place them in context with the related work.
In addition to these fundamental requirements, acceptance for publication depends
on a number of important criteria relating to reader interest, technical content,
and presentation. To assist the referee in addressing these criteria, the Review
form includes a short answer OVERVIEW (Section III) as well as an open form for
DETAILED COMMENTS (Section IV). The principal intent of the Overview is to raise
the kind of questions that should be addressed in assessing the paper. In other
words, the Overview provides a list of the criteria referred to above and, in this
sense, serves as a part of these instructions. In addition, the short answers to
these questions provide a uniform synopsis of the review for both the editor and
The essential part of the evaluation, however, is the information contained in the
reviewer's Detailed Comments (Section IV).
Please try to provide one or more pages
of comments in this section.
At minimum, please provide one half-page of comments.
It is hoped that these comments will be guided by the responses indicated in the
Overview, with emphasis placed on points that substantiate the recommendation to
the editor. A recommendation to accept for publication, whether with no changes or
with minor revisions, should be reserved for manuscripts that describe novel work
and satisfy the readership, content, and presentation criteria indicated in the
If major revisions are recommended, the referee should point these out as
specifically as possible and should differentiate changes regarded as optional from
those judged as mandatory. If the revisions required are extensive, it is perhaps
best to reject the paper and recommend preparation of a "new", heavily revised
manuscript for resubmission to the journal. If a paper is rejected mainly on the
basis of reader interest, the reviewer may wish to recommend submission to a more
appropriate journal or conference. Papers with little or no salvageable material
should be rejected outright and discouraged from later submission.
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