The Combustion Institute announces a new step in the ranking process of submitted papers to the 37th International Symposium on Combustion. Once authors submit their rebuttals of reviewed papers, Colloquium Coordinators and Colloquium Co-Chairs have the opportunity to send those rebuttals to reviewers for a second evaluation. New reviewer comments will then be considered by the colloquia teams for the rankings of their papers.

The rebuttal review will have a tight deadline of one to two weeks, depending on when a review is requested. It is important that rebuttal reviews are submitted quickly during the timely processing of papers as colloquia teams begin to meet before the end of February 2018.

Authors of submitted papers are not required to take any extra steps for this change in the review process. Although, authors should note that a paper accepted for presentation at the symposium does not guarantee acceptance of publication in the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute.

As stated in the Call for Papers, “The selection of papers for the symposium is based on the quality and scientific rigor of the submissions evaluated in a peer-review process.” The additional review of author rebuttals assists the evaluation process for the advancement of combustion science.

Notification of accepted papers will be sent to authors the week of 26 March 2018. The Combustion Institute will then begin to compile and announce other important data regarding acceptance rates and technical program information for the symposium.

The 37th International Symposium on Combustion will convene in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday, 29 July through Friday, 3 August 2018. The biennial symposium provides a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the development and applications of combustion science. As an internationally recognized city, Dublin offers our combustion community world-class opportunities to interact with scientists and companies in an exciting and dynamic environment.

Questions regarding the review process can be directed to the CI office: Office@CombustionInstitute.org.

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