‘MyReview’ is an Open Source web application for managing the paper submission and paper review phases. It has been used by hundreds of conferences and journals worldwide. It is implemented with PHP, MySQL and distributed under the GNU General Public License.


  • Automatic Installation
  • One-Phase or two phases submission
  • Multiple paper formats
  • Updates of submission
  • Password recall
  • Blind review or not
  • Customizable review form
  • Collect of Publications and free SQL Queries
  • Members preferences and preferred topics
  • Automatic and manual assignments
  • Browsing Mechanism for large datasets
  • Management of authors
  • Multi-criteria classification of papers
  • Support for debates on conflicting papers
  • PDF Output and notification of authors

The ‘MyReview’ system supports the following functions:

  • Paper submission
  • Assignment of Papers for reviews to the reviewers
  • Review submission
  • Discussion on conflicting reviews
  • Paper selection
  • Preparation of the conference – Supports the organisation of a conference in slots and sessions

Installation Steps:

You can install ‘MyReview’ on your local system to check for the functionalities. Follow the given steps:

1. Restart the apache with the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

2. By running following command enable the apache‘s rewrite module:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

3. Chage the directory to /var/www/ by typing following command:

cd /var/www

4. Type the following commands in terminal one by one

sudo wget
sudo unzip download
sudo mv myreview_v2 myreview
sudo chmod 777 -R myreview
cd myreview/library/
sudo unzip

5. Now type the following commands in terminal

cd /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/
sudo vi .htaccess

6. Write the following line in the file which is now open

RewriteEngine OnRewriteOptions InheritRewriteRule ^link([^/]*).html$ rewrite.php?link=$1 [L]

7. Now to create virtual host run the following commands one by one and made changes as explained below the commands.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
cp default myreview
sudo vi myreview

8. Make changes explained below in this file:

change the ‘Document Root’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/
change the ‘Directory’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/

9. Under the line that begins ‘ServerAdmin’, add the following line:

ServerName myreview
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all
change AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All

10. Type the following commands in terminal:

cd /etc
vi hosts

11. Add the following line to the open file myreview

12. Save the file and exit. Virtual host is created now.
13. Now type the following commands one by one in terminal:

cd /var/www/myreview/config/default/
vi database.ini

14. In the open file, replace the values as mentioned below:

db.params.dbname = myreview
db.params.username = root
db.params.password = simran

15. you can give your mysql password.
16. After this create the database myreview by using mysql command-line utility. Type following command to create database

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON myreview.* TO root@localhost IDENTIFIED BY ‘your_mysql_password’;

17. Now import the scripts named myreview.sql and Country.sql under myreview database located at myreview_v2/install directory via the phpMyAdmin .

18. Now import zmax_text.csv file located in myreview_v2/install directory, into  the zmax_text table. With MySQL, the simplest way is to use phpMyAdmin:
• go to the myreview database;
• select the zmax_text table in the left bar;
• select the ‘Import’ tab;
• choose the zmax_text CSV file and run the import.
Once this is done, your database is initialized and ready

19. Enable the new site “MyReview” with the following command:
sudo a2ensite myreview

20. Restart the apache server using command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

21. Now type the following in yhe URL of browser:


22. It will show the following:


MyReview is installed now.


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