When you are ready to review, there is a process that you may find useful to follow.

Before we start, let's make sure some of the admin task have already been completed.  At this point, the submission form will probably have been closed (not essential, but likely).  We achieve the same result by controlling the visibility of the "Add Submission" button.  There is more information here: Closing Submissions

You should have a Review workflow for this particular stage.  We can add this for you and almost all cases, your project will come with a first round review stage as default.  If you are unsure, please contact us at support@firebird.systems.

These are the steps to follow for reviewing:

Step 1) Decide if you want to close the submission form (you don't have to) - switch off the "Add submission" button by changing the settings here: Closing Submissions

Step 2) Make sure your submissions are ready to be reviewed.  Submissions that you would like to review must be in "Abstract Review" stage.  More information here: Getting Submissions Ready for Review

Step 3) Make sure the reviewing deadline is correctly set.  Find out how to do that here: Editing Project Settings

Step 3) Add reviewers to the system.  Handy guide available here: Adding Reviewers

Step 4) Assign reviewer/submissions - use filters to sort the specialist areas/tracks for reviewers and submissions.  More details here: Assigning Submissions

Step 5) Test the reviewing form.  Please take a look at this guide: Making Changes to Your Forms

Step 6) Setup the outgoing email to reviewers.  There are a number of templates available, we recommend the All Reviewers With Reviews template.  Directions on how to test and send the template are here: Testing and Sending Templates

Step 7) Send the email.  Following on from above, once you are happy with the email, and all the previous steps have been completed, you should be ready to create and send the emails.

Step 8) Sit back and watch your reviewers complete the process!  Watch the progress from your submitting dashboard.