from the other side of the review form: why papers get rejected and what the BPM community can do about it

I’ve been reviewing papers for the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) over the last 3 or 4 years, in 2011 and 2012 as a member of the Program Committee. In that time my evaluations of submitted research papers have been to reject the paper in the very vast majority of cases. This year the best score I gave was a borderline on one paper, and a reject on all other papers (8 in total), other years were a bit better, but not much. In the following I’d like to share my view on why the papers were rejected. Paper authors may find this interesting to learn how they can improve their chances of getting a paper accepted. Perhaps more importantly, it also sheds a light on publishing standards within BPM research and what the BPM community as a whole can do to promote these standards.

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harald lesch erklärt das universum (alpha centauri sendungen 1998-2007)

this post is in German because it links to video streams in German

Wer auf diesem Fels im All schon einige Jahre dabei ist, kann sich noch daran erinneren, wie er, spät abends nach Hause kommend, entspannen konnte. Erst Bob Ross beim malen zusehen und dann von Prof. Harald Lesch in alpha centauri sehr unterhaltsam in komplexe Phänomene der Physik und des Universums eingeführt werden. Die alpha centauri Sendungen mit Harald Lesch stellt BR Alpha als Videostream zur Verfügung. Zum jederzeit Ansehen und Staunen: