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How does scoring on Matters work?

Manuscripts are sent out to reviewers who are asked to score the document.

Three factors influence the scoring:

  • Technical quality: Score between 0-10
  • Novelty: Score between 0-10
  • Impact: Score between 0-10

The three scores get aggregated to a total score between 0-30.

The average of all total scores is the rating of the articles that is displayed. At least 2 total scores from 2 different reviewers are collected and averaged per document.

The reviewers who score the manuscripts don't know the author names. See:  What is triple blindness?