NeurIPS 2019
Sun Dec 8th through Sat the 14th, 2019 at Vancouver Convention Center
Paper ID:2851
Title:On Testing for Biases in Peer Review

I am happy to recommend acceptance in light of the updated reviews, in light of the rebuttal, and the subsequent discussion among the reviewers. This paper raises and partially addresses an important issue in understanding biases in many decisions. Given that Tomkins et al. is quite influential and is an important reference in evaluating the practice of peer review, it is important to understand possible flaws in its methodology. As this paper argued, similar issues apply to many decisions where blind review can be potentially implemented.