Tag Archives: Peer Review Revealed

#SixWordPeerReview

In an earlier post, Maria Bonn mentioned #SixWordPeerReview, a hashtag under which people have come together to trade summaries and parodies of readers’ reports in six words. Although most of the tweets are oriented around scholarship in the sciences, one … Continue reading

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Adding Insult to Desk Rejection

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews!  A journal editor writes: Thank you for submitting your paper. We have decided that we … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews! File this crowd-sourced contribution under “infuriating.”   Reviewer A: Much of the manuscript consists of … Continue reading

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A Valentine, Peer-Review Style

As part of a broader investigation of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst of your readers’ reports and book reviews. Here’s a welcome response from a peer reviewer that should warm the heart of any … Continue reading

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Perfunctory Perfunction

In this recurring feature, the IPRH blog shares excerpts from readers’ reports.   Q:  Is the significance of this research explained relative to the existing literature? A:  In a very minimal way. Q:  Are there adequate references to other research? … Continue reading

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Public Exhibitionism

We are crowd-sourcing the most entertaining excerpts from readers’ reports & book reviews! Here’s the next in our series.     Responding to a book on architecture, one reviewer wrote: . . . pubic charities, for example, are not considered. … Continue reading

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Pretention without Irony

The IPRH blog is highlighting excerpts from readers’ reports! Here’s the first in our series. The authors have peppered the text unnecessarily with the pretentious language of academics. This is done without irony but with misplaced obedience to an unfortunate … Continue reading

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