Peer Review

24 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
A88048849 - Gulls - a Beginner's Guide to Identification SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88040072 - Neoclassicistic Architecture - Back to the Basics Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor 5 Weeks Ago 2 Days Ago
A88040063 - Neolassicistic Art - Mass Market and Industrialisation Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor 5 Weeks Ago 2 Days Ago
A88048425 - Common Linnets - Tuneful Birds SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88047110 - 'Persuasion' - a Novel by Jane Austen SashaQ - happysad Apr 13, 2024 Apr 13, 2024
A88048100 - Jacques Bellot's 1586 Phrasebook: How to Speake English Perfectlye Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor Apr 13, 2024 5 Weeks Ago
A88045059 - Is There a Doctor in. . . ? Paging Dr Gregory House Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor Feb 17, 2024 Feb 17, 2024
A88043510 - Mergansers - Saw-billed Ducks h2g2 Guide Editors Jan 22, 2024 Jan 22, 2024
A88040207 - 'Now and Then' - the Final Beatles Song Bluebottle Nov 21, 2023 3 Weeks Ago
A88039696 - 'Juice' - the Sitcom by Mawaan Rizwan SashaQ - happysad Nov 9, 2023 Nov 10, 2023
A88036798 - How 'English Auctions' Work SashaQ - happysad Oct 23, 2023 Oct 23, 2023
A88037526 - Anti-Tank Weapons Bluebottle Sep 30, 2023 Oct 27, 2023
A88036022 - Tank Glossary Bluebottle Sep 24, 2023 Oct 1, 2023
A88030848 - 'An Action Hero' - the Film Bluebottle Jun 8, 2023 Nov 14, 2023
A88030235 - Zombies - FAQs Bluebottle Jun 2, 2023 Jul 25, 2023
A88030091 - Turkey Curry – a Recipe SashaQ - happysad Jun 1, 2023 Nov 15, 2023
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 Aug 30, 2023
A87904362 - The rise and fall and rise again of the Heavy Horse bobstafford Nov 14, 2018 Jan 13, 2020
A9208659 - The Art of Scrying Serephina Feb 6, 2006 Feb 7, 2006
A8921045 - Brass Instruments, Tuning and Harmonics Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Jan 28, 2006 Apr 8, 2018

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