LTD-13 Referee Instructions
Thank you for your service as a LTD-13 manuscript referee. The high quality of the LTD conference
proceedings depends on your thoughtful and careful review of your assigned manuscript(s) and we sincerely
appreciated your participation in this role. We have made an effort to avoid conflicts of interest in the
reviewing process, so let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if we have
assigned you as a referee to a paper where you feel a conflict of interest may apply.
Manuscript Review and Upload Details
1) Please note that all review materials uploaded to the LTD-13 website will be seen directly by the
manuscript authors. Any comments you do not want shared with the authors should not be posted
to the abstract management website but, instead, be emailed to
email@example.com In your review materials (this form and any other
supplementary documents detailing your referee report), please be courteous and constructive. It is
possible that the paper you are reviewing is a first-time submission by a graduate student or has been
submitted by someone for whom English is not their native language. Please do not use derogatory
2) Again, all materials uploaded will be seen directly by the manuscript authors. In your comments, please
be careful to not identify yourself personally in your review, nor use references that can be used to
3) To begin, download the manuscript or manuscripts you are asked to review by the following procedure:
a. Go to http://ltd13.stanford.edu/papers or follow the links from the main LTD-13 website to
get to the abstract/manuscript management system (Indico).
b. Login using your username and
password for the account you have
created previously. The “login”
link is in the top right corner of the
c. Click on “Manuscripts & Slides”
from the links on the left side of
d. All conference contributions to
which you have access are listed.
Click on the title of the manuscript
you wish to download.
e. Will see a window that looks
similar to the screenshot shown to
the right. Click either of the
“manage material” buttons to get a
list of available files.
f. Click on the PDF file of the manuscript. Please make note of the Contribution ID
number displayed prominently on the page listing the files (shown in the figure on the
next page). You will need to enter this ID on the Referee Report form.
4) All review materials will be submitted electronically. You are asked to provide, at minimum, a
completed Referee Report form for each manuscript you review. The Referee Report may be
downloaded from the LTD-13 website at http://ltd13.stanford.edu This Report is in the form of a
“fillable” PDF form that may be edited and saved using many available free PDF viewers, such as
Acrobat Reader (versions 8 and 9) or Preview (Macintosh only). Please provide your comments in
this form and save a copy to upload to the conference website, as described in #6 below.
5) It is likely you will desire to mark up the manuscript itself. If so, we ask you to comment or annotate the
PDF and upload your annotated version. This can be done in a number of ways, for example:
a. Use a PDF editor such as (commercial) Adobe Acrobat.
b. Use a free PDF annotator such as Foxit Reader (version 3.0, Windows) or Preview
c. Print the manuscript, annotate it by hand, and scan the annotated manuscript back to an
image file or PDF to be uploaded to the conference website.
6) Upload your referee report and any
other review material by following
a. To access the
contribution to which to
wish to upload your
referee files, repeat the
instructions given in #3
b. You will see a page that
looks similar to that
shown to the right.
c. If you are being asked to
review more than one
ensure that you are
uploading the proper review to the correct contribution (the contribution ID is noted at
the top of the page, as shown in the figure).
d. When you upload your referee reports and any other referee material, please be sure to
choose “Referee Reports” as the type of the files. This ensures referee anonymity and
that your files are accessible to the author and editor alone, and not to other referees.
If you require any material removed from the contribution, please email Marcia Keating
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Again, thank you very much for your role in the LTD publication review process.
The LTD-13 Local Organizing Committee