Peer Review

38 Entries in Review

Peer Review | Edited Guide Writing Workshop | Alternative Writing Workshop
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Welcome to Peer Review, one of several Review Forums on h2g2. Peer Review is the part of h2g2 where you, the Community, help us to decide which Entries go into the Approved or Edited Guide1.

Writing an Entry for Peer Review

Your Entry should follow the h2g2 Writing Guidelines. Essentially, this means it should be factual, informative and written clearly.

Researchers are much more likely to read and comment on an Entry if it's possible to read it in less than 10 minutes. It's usually difficult to adequately cover a topic in less than 250 words. If your Entry is a bit lengthy (1,200 words or more) then it's likely to need dividing into sections with headers. If it's very lengthy (2,500 words or more) then it's likely to need splitting into a series of Entries.

You should check that your chosen subject isn't already covered in the Edited Guide by searching h2g22.

Once you've submitted your Entry to Peer Review, it will stay there for at least seven days before a Scout can pick it. This allows time for other Researchers to make comments and suggestions for improvement.

  • Remember we're talking about Planet Earth here. Explain anything that's peculiar to the part of it you're describing. If someone comments that they don't understand something you wrote, think about how you can describe it more clearly.

  • If you disagree with a suggestion, explain why.

  • If you agree with a suggestion, make the changes to your Entry.

Scouts will only pick Entries that are ready to be sent to the Sub-Editors for proofreading, so it's useful to point out when you've made any changes and are happy with your Entry as it stands. The time taken for an Entry to be picked varies hugely, so do be patient.

If you'd like to know about the next stage in the editorial process, check out What happens after my Entry has been Picked by a Scout?

Commenting in Peer Review

Before commenting on an Entry in Peer Review, you'll need to read the Entry. To do this, click on the title in the list at the bottom of this page.

Once you've read the Entry, don't click on 'Start a conversation' at the bottom of the Entry. Instead, click the 'Currently In: Peer Review' link on the right-hand side of the Entry. This will take you to the Peer Review comment thread, where you can add your comments by clicking 'Reply' to the last posting.

  • If you like the Entry, say so! Everyone likes compliments. If you don't like it, try to make your comments specific.

  • Edited Entries should be able to be read by h2g2's international audience. If you don't understand something in the Entry, don't be afraid to tactfully ask the author for an explanation.

  • If the Entry gets picked, pop back to the Peer Review thread and congratulate the author.

1If your Entry doesn't fit the guidelines but you'd still like to submit it for review, choose the Alternative Writing Workshop.2If you would like to update an existing Edited Entry, you'll need to follow the procedure for Updating an Approved Entry.

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Entries in Review

Subject Author Date Entered Last Posted
A88003208 - A Folk Medicine Handbook from the Early American Republic: or, How to Be a Pow-Wow Doctor Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 6 Days Ago 5 Days Ago
A88002641 - ASMR and the Joy of Bob Ross SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' Last Week 6 Days Ago
A87999881 - 'That'll Be The Day' - the Film Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago Last Week
A88000968 - Seadragons Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor 3 Weeks Ago 3 Days Ago
A88001011 - The Hutchinson Family: Protest Singers of a Different Time Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A87992031 - The Show Must Go Wrong! The Televised Exploits of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society Bluebottle 4 Weeks Ago 4 Days Ago
A88000328 - 'Ride on the Edge' - Isle of Man TT Simulator Game SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88000319 - The Vanishing Hitchhiker: An Urban Legend for the Ages Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Weeks Ago 3 Days Ago
A88000256 - The American Goldfinch: Wild Canary in Your Backyard Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A87962881 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2017-2019 Bluebottle 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A87998495 - Update: A292501 - Country Music Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Sep 8, 2020 6 Weeks Ago
A87997702 - A Brief History of Voting Procedures in the United States - Rum and Pregnant Chads Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Sep 1, 2020 6 Weeks Ago
A87996640 - Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 Aug 29, 2020
A87996631 - Baroque Art – All For One Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 Aug 29, 2020
A87996280 - Mary East aka James How - a Female Husband SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' Aug 26, 2020 Sep 2, 2020
A87996866 - Drake Oil Well: A Landmark in Industrial History Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Aug 26, 2020 Aug 28, 2020
A87996622 - Knights, Horses and Fact-Checking old songs. The tale of Sir Hamo. FWR (under new management) Aug 24, 2020 3 Weeks Ago
A87996433 - Old Mother Red Cap - Poll Jones, friend to the Pirates. FWR (under new management) Aug 24, 2020 Aug 25, 2020
A87996253 - Sorbet - Sweet and Savoury Recipes h2g2 Guide Editors Aug 22, 2020 3 Weeks Ago
A87994877 - Update: A26560361 Gloomy Sunday - Music to Die for? Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Aug 11, 2020 Aug 21, 2020

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