IPs don't have enough peer reviews to move on
A lot of IPs don't have sufficient number of peer-reviews (2) to move on to Undecided stage when they recieve expert review. This is admittedly a social infrastructure failure, as not all peers performed reviews as requested. But now it is also a mathematical failure as even those peers/submitters who did not perform any reviews can receive 2 reviews for their own IPs and their IPs can move on. Those who gave 2 peer reviews can end up with 0 reviews for their IPs and cannot move on to undecided. possible solutions:
- reduce the required minimum number of peer reviews to minimum 1. Adjust calculation of average mark (PR1 + 2xER)/3 if needed.
- create a special category for papers with only 1 PR: 'needs more reviews' and decide on the procedure for those
- repeat the review process removing limits of subcategories and maximum number of peer reviews possible - create a run-on reviewing.
I would prefer using option 1 if possible, where those who received 2 PRs will just have a more complex review average. Please advise.