Peer Review

37 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
A88007826 - Watching 'Winterset': Blank Verse, Gangsters, and Political History Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 2 Hours Ago 2 Hours Ago
A88006863 - 'Fairytale of New York' - Festive or Offensive? Bluebottle 2 Days Ago 9 Hours Ago
A88005350 - Hello Sailor or Hijack? The 'Nave Andromeda' Incident Bluebottle 6 Days Ago 2 Days Ago
A88006782 - A Cheesy History: US Presidents and Their Dairy Gifts Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Last Week 3 Days Ago
A800614 - Harry Secombe - Entertainer and Goon Bluebottle Last Week Last Week
A88005602 - Try to Remember: The Fantasticks, Long-Running Musical Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88003875 - 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' - the BBC America Television Series SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88003866 - The Convict Who Sued Satan Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88003839 - 'Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route', by Saidiya Hartman Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88003604 - Western Water Rails - Secretive Wetland Birds SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
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 Weeks Ago 6 Weeks Ago
A88002641 - ASMR and the Joy of Bob Ross SashaQ - happysad Oct 18, 2020 6 Weeks Ago
A87999881 - 'That'll Be The Day' - the Film Bluebottle Oct 16, 2020 4 Weeks Ago
A88001011 - The Hutchinson Family: Protest Singers of a Different Time Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Oct 3, 2020 Oct 3, 2020
A87992031 - The Show Must Go Wrong! The Televised Exploits of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society Bluebottle Oct 2, 2020 Last Week
A88000328 - 'Ride on the Edge' - Isle of Man TT Simulator Game SashaQ - happysad Sep 26, 2020 Oct 2, 2020
A87962881 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2017-2019 Bluebottle Sep 25, 2020 Oct 5, 2020
A87998495 - Update: A292501 - Country Music Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Sep 8, 2020 Last Week
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

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