Authors were asked to nominate two associate editors (AEs) from a list of 14 and also to nominate six reviewers. We were able to assign about 85 percent of the papers to a nominated associate editor.
作者們被要求從 14 位名單中提名兩位協同主編 (AEs) ，同時還要提名 6 位評論家。我們已經能夠指定了百分之八十五的論文給提名的協同主編。
The authors’nominees for reviewers were passed along to the AE to whom each paper was assigned with the admonition that they might use them or not at their own discretion.
This resulted in an average of 1.1 of the nominated reviewers being appointed for each paper by the AEs.
結果是，協同主編們對於每篇論文的 6 位被提名的評論家，平均來說指定了 1.1 位。
So, about 20 percent of the reviewers who were actually used were those nominated by the authors. (We did not collect data on how many nominated reviewers were asked to do a review and declined).
The number of nominated reviewers who were actually used as reviewers varied greatly for different AEs and papers; the range was zero to five.