Peer Review

29 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
A88033124 - The Painter and the Ghost: Maxo Vanka, the St Nicholas Murals, and the Millvale Apparition Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 7 Hours Ago 7 Hours Ago
A88032530 - Wagtails - Aptly Named Birds SashaQ - happysad Last Week Last Week
A88032611 - 112 Gripes About the French: Teaching Multiculturalism to the US Army, 1945 Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Last Week Yesterday
A88032242 - Italian Pasta Salad - fast and delicious Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor 2 Weeks Ago Yesterday
A88031216 - An Introduction to Crochet SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 18 Hours Ago
A88031171 - Hot Sauce Recipe Fwr 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88031081 - The Accidental Electrocution of John Feeks: A Victim of the Current Wars Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 2 Days Ago
A88030668 - Duelling Communists! August Willich, and What Karl Marx Thought of Him Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago Yesterday
A88027392 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Encyclopedia Galactica Bluebottle Aug 31, 2021 6 Weeks Ago
A88029165 - 'Nanny McPhee' - the Film SashaQ - happysad Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021
A88028814 - How to be Antisocial in an Online Meeting SashaQ - happysad Aug 27, 2021 2 Weeks Ago
A88026708 - 'The Watch' - the Television Series Bluebottle Jul 21, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A88025592 - The Execution of Private Eddie Slovik: A Story from the Second World War Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Jun 30, 2021 2 Days Ago
A88025231 - Teresa Higginson - Saintly but not a Saint SashaQ - happysad Jun 29, 2021 Jul 9, 2021
A88023053 - Deutschelandlied, the German National Anthem paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me May 29, 2021 Jun 9, 2021
A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series Bluebottle May 24, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A88022315 - Habsburg Jaw: a cautionary tale about royal inbreeding in Spain paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me May 20, 2021 Jul 1, 2021
A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series Bluebottle Apr 29, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me Jan 5, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A87996640 - Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 5 Weeks Ago

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