ETAI Refereeing CriteriaThe ETAI asks confidential referees a small number of precise questions; the answers to those questions form the basis for the acceptance decision. We try to avoid questions such as "please grade the quality of this article on a scale from 0 to 10", and we favor more concrete questions.
The choice of questions depends on the type of article. The following sets of refereeing questions have been defined so far:
We foresee using other question sets for other types of articles, and in particular for articles that propose a new approach to a particular class of problems, and where the article is largely argumentative rather than proposing crisp results. We also foresee a third set of questions for survey articles. These question sets have not yet been worked out completely.