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Abdukhakimov Asatilla, Kumar Nalinaksh and Dong-Seong Kim, "Reliability of Distribution Systems in the Smart Grid: Research Challenges and Opportunities", IEEE Access (Under Revision), 2019
By : Asatilla
Date : 2019-04-23
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Asatilla, [23.04.19 13:39]
Dear Prof. Kim:

I am writing to you in regards to manuscript # Access-2019-10781 entitled "Reliability of Distribution Systems in the Smart Grid: Research Challenges and Opportunities" which you submitted to IEEE Access.

In view of the criticisms of the reviewer(s) found at the bottom of this letter, your manuscript has not been recommended for publication in IEEE Access.

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Reviewer(s)' Comments to Author:

Reviewer: 1

Recommendation: Accept (minor edits)

Comments:
Comments has been addressed properly. Paper is very comprehensive and impressive amount of research and study has been carried out.

Some minor remarks still remains though:
- some figures appears a bit blurry (maybe because of using jpg) and some (in particular fig. 4) comes out as strangely larger than others
- units are lacking e.g. around the equations (4)-(6) and x-axis on fig. 5 has also no unit
- there could be a few more references in the last part of section VII - e.g. subsection I and J has no references to ongoing work, and K has only one.


Additional Questions:
Does the paper contribute to the body of knowledge?: Yes

Is the paper technically sound?: Yes

Is the subject matter presented in a comprehensive manner?: Yes

Are the references provided applicable and sufficient?: Yes


Reviewer: 2

Recommendation: Reject (update and resubmit encouraged)

Asatilla, [23.04.19 13:39]
Comments:
1. The organization of the paper needs some modifications. The different topics are explained without any smooth transition and interrelation. Please focus on the matter to increase the comprehensibility.
2. Many textbook materials are available in several sections. These should be summarized or removed to make the context more specific. For example, in Section IV, details on each of the renewable energies are well known. Please change accordingly.
3. The contribution of the work is not clear. It collects paper from different sources, and sorts their approach based on their reliability matrices. The study is appreciated, but lacks significant outcomes.
4. Key references are missing in the paper. In a quick search in several renowned sources, I found many similar review papers on microgrid testbed, utility grid and power quality of renewable energy, where publications from different sources have been collected and compared. Please mention the salient differences of this paper with similar review papers.


Additional Questions:
Does the paper contribute to the body of knowledge?: No, the contribution of the work is not clear.

Is the paper technically sound?: The paper has the scopes to be technically sound if the contributions are verified

Is the subject matter presented in a comprehensive manner?: Fairly

Are the references provided applicable and sufficient?: No, key references are missing. Moreover, as similar review papers are available (on microgrid testbed, challenges of utility grid/microgrid and power quality due to the introduction of renewable resources), this work needs to compared with those tasks.