OFFER : Referees Suggester for the Journal Editors
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Assigning appropriate referees to a journal or conference paper is a vital task for many reasons, including enhancing the journal venue quality and reliance, fair judgement of the papers, and among many others. While assigning the referees to the papers, the editors of a journal venue need to find suitable referees who are both related to field of the given paper and have no conflict of interest with the authors of the paper. Editorial-wise this referee assignment process is implemented in a hand-crafted manner, i.e., the editor needs to find the most suitable referees to the paper via a search engine and manually refines the all unrelated and having conflict of interest authors to the paper authors. Clearly, such a manual referee searching process is tedious and time consuming for the editors. In this paper, we present an alternate automated approach for assigning referees problem using intrinsic random walk with restart proximity measure. In our experiments based on a comprehensive DBLP networks, we show that our approach, called OFFER, significantly outperforms state-of-the-art the random walk with restart based method.