Wednesday Lunch Hour - Peer Reviewing Manuscripts for Journals: Editor's Perspective

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Peer reviewing or refereeing manuscripts submitted to academic journals is a crucial but ‘occluded’ (Swales, 1996) practice that is central to the evaluative stages of the process of publishing research articles. In the first part of this session, Mary Jane Curry, Associate Professor in Teaching & Curriculum at the Warner School of Education, will describe different types of peer review, provide a brief overview of the stages of article publishing that involve peer review, then delve into the specific functions of this important social practice. Next, she will aim to demystify how to become a journal reviewer and why this type of service might be worthwhile doing. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to review a section of a manuscript submitted to a journal and begin to formulate their own responses to the author. The session will close with a debrief of these practice reviews then discuss some problematic areas in the practice of reviewing.

A light lunch of wraps and salads from Full Belly Deli will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. Program starts promptly at noon.

Tags: Mary Jane Curry, peer reviewing, Warner Wednesday Talk