Peer Review

28 Entries in Review

Peer Review | Edited Guide Writing Workshop | Alternative Writing Workshop
Flea Market | Updating an Approved Entry

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
A88047679 - Morse Code - a Method of Communication SashaQ - happysad Yesterday Yesterday
A88047697 - Breastfeeding Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Yesterday 6 Hours Ago
A87793807 - Gnomon: Introduction to Minecraft, the Video Game Gnomon - time to move on 4 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A88047138 - The Many Careers of Sol Bloom Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Last Week Last Week
A88045897 - The Hillbilly Gourmet: Mini-Meatloaves for Dinner Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045851 - Garganeys - Distinctive Dabbling Ducks SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045842 - The National Wagon Road Guide: How to Get to California in 1858 Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045824 - The Eurasian Nuthatch SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045815 - The White-Breasted Nuthatch: Nutty Neighbour Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045419 - Vegetarian Lasagne - a Recipe h2g2 Guide Editors 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88045400 - 'Loving Vincent' - the Animated Film SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88034060 - 'Shirley' - a Novel by Charlotte Bronte SashaQ - happysad 6 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88044492 - Marion Stokes: When Archiving Is Activism Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Apr 1, 2022 4 Weeks Ago
A88043493 - I, Libertine: A Hoax, a Book, and a Few Observations Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Mar 17, 2022 Mar 19, 2022
A88042773 - Jimmy Durante: Ragtime and Beyond Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Mar 7, 2022 Mar 31, 2022
A88026591 - 'Once Upon A Time' - the Television Series Bluebottle Mar 3, 2022 Mar 18, 2022
A88042205 - 'How To Irritate People' - the Television Special Bluebottle Feb 28, 2022 Mar 21, 2022
A88027392 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Encyclopedia Galactica Bluebottle Aug 31, 2021 Dec 23, 2021
A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series Bluebottle May 24, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh, hiding under my bed Jan 5, 2021 Feb 12, 2022

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