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
A87993652 - Ravioli - a Simpler Recipe h2g2 Guide Editors 2 Days Ago 2 Days Ago
A87992842 - UPDATE: A666227 - The Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, UK SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 4 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A87948012 - The Ultimate Disney Live Action Remakes Film Guide: 2015-2019 Bluebottle 4 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A87993364 - Red Currant Cake Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor 6 Days Ago 6 Days Ago
A87992699 - Open-Air Museum 'Museumsdorf Niedersulz', Austria Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Last Week Last Week
A87991807 - Update: A129458 - The History of Virginia, USA Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87991735 - Loving v Virginia: A Landmark Case About the Right to Marry Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87773755 - Horseshoe Crabs and the Harvesting of Their Blue Blood as a Medical Resource Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor 3 Weeks Ago Last Week
A87991140 - Emily Carr - Canadian Artist SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' 3 Weeks Ago Last Week
A87990475 - The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK Bluebottle 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87989431 - Political Correctness in the Early American Republic, or, How to Be 'Woke' in 1830 Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A87948003 - The Ultimate Disney Live Action Remakes Film Guide: 1994 - 2014 Bluebottle 6 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019 Bluebottle Jun 19, 2020 3 Weeks Ago
A87940489 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 1944-1990 Bluebottle Jun 19, 2020 5 Weeks Ago
A87988342 - Landmark Court Decision: How Many Cats Should You Have in Your Car? Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Jun 18, 2020 2 Weeks Ago
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 Jun 12, 2020
A87986038 - The Grey Catbird: Imaginative Singer of the Bushes Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China May 28, 2020 Jun 7, 2020
A87985985 - 'Let George Do It': A Phrase, and the Stories Behind It Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China May 27, 2020 May 30, 2020
A87979199 - Three of the largest coin hoards found in the UK Alex May 26, 2020 4 Weeks Ago
A87985462 - The Baltimore Oriole: Bright Aristocrat of the Bushes Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China May 22, 2020 May 24, 2020

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