Peer Review

36 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
A88020858 - The Fugitive: How a Fictional Character on the Run Taught Us Empathy and Civil Courage Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Days Ago Yesterday
A88020173 - Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly - Investigative Journalist SashaQ - happysad Last Week Yesterday
A88020731 - Nelle Harper Lee: Context, Influence, Controversy Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Last Week Last Week
A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series Bluebottle Last Week 5 Days Ago
A88016899 - 'Ripping Yarns' - the Television Series Bluebottle 3 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88019742 - Super Chicken: Pittsburgh's Animated Superhero Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88019689 - The Ever-Popular Northern Cardinal Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88019300 - Leasowe Lighthouse, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88018158 - How to Deal with a Skunk Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 26, 2021 6 Weeks Ago
A88018004 - Quantum Entanglement Migration for Bird-Brains Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 23, 2021 4 Weeks Ago
A88011812 - The Life and Works of Anne Bronte SashaQ - happysad Mar 21, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
A88017483 - Damnatio memoriae: Cancel Culture Through the Millennia Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 18, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
A88016907 - The Bronte Family SashaQ - happysad Mar 13, 2021 Mar 22, 2021
A88016277 - The Wind Phone: A Way to Deal with Grief Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 6, 2021 3 Weeks Ago
A88016259 - "L'Homme Arme: a mass for Peace," 2000, by Karl Jenkins paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me Mar 6, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88016240 - The Curious Contradictions of PT Barnum, Showman and Philanthropist Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 4, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88015593 - Melvil Dewey: Libraries, Antisemitism, and Sexual Harassment Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021
A88015179 - How to Avoid Being Pixie-Led: Tips for Folkloric Hitchhikers Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Feb 20, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88014503 - Hilbre Islands, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
A88014332 - How To Make Another Cat Toy Bluebottle Feb 10, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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