Peer Review

27 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
A87806370 - How King Henry VIII dealt with the Lincolnshire Uprising and the Pilgrimage of Grace (1536-37) Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Last Week Last Week
A44336856 - The Dinosaur Mystery at Angkor Wat Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Last Week 5 Days Ago
A88039786 - Major Sibley's Tent Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Last Week Last Week
A88039740 - What Started the Civil War, by a Contemporary Eyewitness Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Last Week Last Week
A88038778 - 'The Abominable Snow Baby' - the Television Animation Bluebottle 3 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88038318 - Have Yourself a Merry (and Less Depressing) Little Christmas Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88034042 - 'The Professor' - a Novel by Charlotte Bronte SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88036798 - The Enterprise and the Founding of the US Balloon Corps Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Nov 28, 2021 Dec 2, 2021
A88036112 - Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021
A88034844 - The Clandestine Operations of PO Box 1142, or, the National Park Service Investigates the Spies Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Nov 5, 2021 Nov 20, 2021
A88026078 - The Kett Rebellion of 1549 Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Nov 4, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A88034033 - Two Scoops, Please: Alfred Cralle Invents the Ice Cream 'Disher' Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Oct 30, 2021 Nov 4, 2021
A88027392 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Encyclopedia Galactica Bluebottle Aug 31, 2021 5 Weeks Ago
A88023053 - Deutschelandlied, the German National Anthem paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late May 29, 2021 Jun 9, 2021
A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series Bluebottle May 24, 2021 Sep 27, 2021
A88022315 - Habsburg Jaw: a cautionary tale about royal inbreeding in Spain paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late May 20, 2021 Jul 1, 2021
A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series Bluebottle Apr 29, 2021 Sep 27, 2021
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late Jan 5, 2021 Sep 28, 2021
A87996640 - Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 Sep 15, 2021
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 Jul 28, 2021

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