Peer Review

22 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
 
A88055968 - The Waffle House Index, and How It Helps in a Storm Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 5 Days Ago 3 Days Ago
A88055454 - Joan Clarke - Mathematician and Codebreaker SashaQ - happysad Last Week Last Week
A88055553 - Zorro: Swashbuckling Hero and Role Model Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Last Week Last Week
A88055111 - Turnstones - Birds that Turn Stones SashaQ - happysad 2 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88054356 - The St Helens Fort Walk, Isle of Wight, UK Bluebottle 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88053401 - Sacheen Littlefeather and Marlon Brando's Oscar Refusal Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Aug 16, 2022 Yesterday
A88053104 - The American Chestnut: The Campaign to Save the Trees Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Aug 13, 2022 Aug 14, 2022
A88052583 - The Flint Film Series Bluebottle Aug 11, 2022 5 Weeks Ago
A88052501 - Bring Your Own Popcorn and Watch an Exploitation Movie; Roger Corman's Swamp Women Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Aug 7, 2022 6 Weeks Ago
A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film Bluebottle Aug 3, 2022 Aug 8, 2022
A88050378 - The Hillbilly Gourmet's Lemon Cream Cheese Icebox Pie Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Jul 3, 2022 Jul 12, 2022
A88048182 - Studying Classics and Ancient History SashaQ - happysad May 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2022
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented Jan 5, 2021 Jun 23, 2022
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2022
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
A8658525 - Hints and Tips for Survival Horror Fun Serephina Jan 19, 2006 Apr 12, 2011
A796151 - Hints and Tips for Survival Horror Fun Serephina Jan 19, 2006 Jan 27, 2011
 

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