IEEE Outstanding Reviewer Award

In 2023, I reviewed 19 papers, including 8 manuscripts for IEEE Transactions and multiple submissions to conferences such as PowerTech 2023, SEST 2023, and PSCC 2024. I cannot make quick superficial reviews of journal papers. It takes me at least 3-4 hours to read a manuscript and write my comments. I am grateful to IEEE for appreciating my work. The “Outstanding Reviewer Award” is a great achievement for me.

I do not believe that I am among the top productive reviewers. Yet, the growing number of review invitations is worrying. Even though I started declining some invitations, a review reminder was appearing on my calendar every 2-3 weeks. Being a reviewer is a great experience. It helps adjusting your mind and style, solving the puzzle of presenting a complex problem and its solution in the most effective way. But the current publishing system, based on the voluntary work of reviewers and editors, seems to be overloaded.

Andrey Churkin (Андрей Чуркин) 2023