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Debate Procedure

Each received research article is up for questions and debate during the first three months after it has been posted. This is intended to be like the question period after a conference presentation: an opportunity to ask questions to the author, to obtain clarifications and to give feedback. For particularly controversial and/or significant papers, this dialogue may well develop into an extended discussion about a research issue that the paper has brought up.

In order to contribute to the discussion with questions or comments, please send an E-mail message to the area editor (click "Moderator" in the menue bar to the left on the review protocolpage). All active researchers in the area are welcome to contribute.

The following procedure is applied for the contributions:

  • A separate debate is organized for each received article. (One may imagine having cross-links between debates, but we'll deal with that when the need arises).

  • Questions, answers, and debate contributions (in short: interactions) are sent by E-mail to the area editor and the authors, e.g. by clicking "Moderator + author(s)" in the menue bar of the review protocol page.

  • Interactions are sent out by E-mail to those members of the area that have a special interest in it and/or have requested to have the interactions sent to them.

  • Contributions are added to the Review Protocol Page, which is found within the ETAI Junction (the webpage structure serving the ETAI).

  • Contributions are also added to the monthly News Journal, where all contributions concerning a given article during the month in question are represented together.