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International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification
IF: 0.967 5-Year IF: 1.301 SJR: 0.531 SNIP: 0.8 CiteScore™: 1.52

ISSN Print: 2152-5080
ISSN Online: 2152-5099

Open Access

International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification

DOI: 10.1615/Int.J.UncertaintyQuantification.2016016198
pages 167-173


Xiaofeng Shi
School of Mathematics and System Science, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Peng Wang
School of Mathematics and Systems Science & International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
Dongbin Xiu
Mathematics and Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, The University of Utah, Utah, USA


Peer review is an integral part of safeguarding the fairness of scientific proposal evaluations, but it is also subject to uncertainty, such as reviewer's bias and potential discussion under the table, termed "DaZhaoHu" in Chinese. In this paper, we present a mathematical framework to model the peer review process. Through sensitivity analysis, we numerically demonstrate that the number of proposals has greater impact on overall fairness.