What is draft manuscript?:

Ans: Draft manuscript is the first copy of your manuscript that has no traces of the author’s names and affiliations in order to achieve double-blind review of the SPE papers. Papers with personal information may be filtered off from being reviewed by the system auto-matching algorithm due to issues such as CONFLICTS.

What is the difference between draft manuscript and full manuscript? 

Ans:Draft manuscript is the same content with final manuscript, but the final manuscript contains Author’s name(s) and affiliations below the paper title. Draft manuscript leaves no trace of the author’s affiliation of identity. Please note that any modification of draft manuscript will disqualify the paper.

When do I submit PIF and TOC?:

Ans: PIF/TOC MUST be submitted, subject to acceptance of draft manuscript, during the final manuscript submission. Authors are advised to avoid submitting PIF/TOC before this stage to avoid system removal for review until after draft manuscript acceptance notification. This is because NAICE portal handles double blind review and PIF/TOC will contain personal details which could be flagged against particular reviewer and invalidate the review of your paper. 

How do I Submit draft manuscript?: 

Ans: Download the draft manuscript template via the author kits page.

What is Double-Blind Review?:

Ans: The double-blind review process means both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

What is Paper ID?:

Ans; Paper-id is the paper tracking number generated by CMT once abstract is submitted.

How do I name my File ?

Ans: File should be name as follows “paper-id_draft” for draft manuscript and “paper-id_final” for final manuscript where paper-id is the paper tracking number generated by CMT.