To ensure the integrity of peer-reviewed blinds for submission to conferences, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the Authors and Reviewers from knowing each other. This involves the authors, directors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking whether the following steps have been taken with respect to the text:
1. The author's name has been removed from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, not the author's name, article title, etc.
2. Microsoft Office documents, Author Identity should also be removed from the file properties (see under Files in Word), by clicking the following, File in the main Microsoft application menu: File > Save As > Tools or (Options on Mac) > Security > Delete information private from file properties when saved> Save
3. PDF files, the author's name must also be removed from the Document Properties located under the File main menu in Adobe Acrobat