Peer Review

40 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
A87978073 - 'Keeping Up Appearances' - the Sitcom that Introduced the World to Hyacinth Bucket SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 3 Days Ago 2 Days Ago
A87977966 - Hitchhikers guide book 7. Last Orders Please NeddySeagoon 5 Days Ago 18 Hours Ago
A87977876 - Spicy Slumgullion: An Emergency Meal Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 6 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A87956077 - The Ultimate Studio Ghibli Film Guide: 1991 - 1994 Bluebottle Last Week Last Week
A87867689 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2015-2016 Bluebottle Last Week Last Week
A87956068 - The Ultimate Studio Ghibli Film Guide: 1984 - 1989 Bluebottle 3 Weeks Ago Last Week
A87976020 - Sir Derek Bibby - Businessman and Philanthropist SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 3 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A87975490 - Little Grebes SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 3 Weeks Ago 6 Days Ago
A87975508 - The Vienna Mountain Spring Pipeline - Water for the City Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor 3 Weeks Ago 6 Days Ago
A87974608 - Ignaz Semmelweis and the Campaign for Healthy Hand-Washing Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87970602 - '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' - a Novel by Jules Verne SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 5 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16 SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 6 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A87973104 - 'Kes' - the Film SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' Feb 26, 2020 4 Weeks Ago
A87971854 - The Last Escaped POW: How Georg Gaertner Spent 40 Years on the Run and Invented a Tennis Racquet Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Feb 18, 2020 5 Weeks Ago
A87965095 - 'Moondial' - the Television Serial Bluebottle Feb 7, 2020 4 Weeks Ago
A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Feb 1, 2020 5 Weeks Ago
A87967822 - Slime Moulds SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' Jan 31, 2020 5 Weeks Ago
A87968344 - How to Recover Files Deleted from a Windows PC AliceGo Jan 31, 2020 Feb 5, 2020
A87948445 - The View Askewniverse Films by Kevin Smith Bluebottle Jan 31, 2020 2 Weeks Ago
A87965897 - A Settler's View of Climate Change in North America Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Jan 17, 2020 Yesterday

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