5 steps to reconciling pre-prints and blind review

Matt Gardner
May 31, 2019 · 7 min read
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ArXiv and blind review do not mix.

Blind review is the cornerstone of much of the NLP community; it is how conferences and journals recognize the value of people’s work. Reviewed publications are used for academic advancement (getting a PhD, getting tenure, getting grants, etc.), for highlighting work that the community thinks is important, and for helping young or less-visible…