Peer Review

32 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
A88015593 - Melvil Dewey: Libraries, Antisemitism, and Sexual Harassment Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 8 Hours Ago 8 Hours Ago
A88015179 - How to Avoid Being Pixie-Led: Tips for Folkloric Hitchhikers Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 5 Days Ago 5 Days Ago
A88015133 - The Adams Transitional Geomagnetic Event: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Climate Change Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 6 Days Ago 6 Days Ago
A88014503 - Hilbre Islands, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad Last Week Last Week
A88014332 - How To Make Another Cat Toy Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago Last Week
A88009752 - 'Good Omens' - Being a Television Series about the Birth of the Anti-Christ Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A87851343 - Doctor Who Enemies: Michael Grade Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago Last Week
A88013955 - Update: Fortune Cookies Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 3 Weeks Ago Last Week
A88013081 - Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China 4 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88012000 - The Legend of the Tower of London Ravens and the Fall of the British Monarchy Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor 5 Weeks Ago 3 Days Ago
A88011137 - Snowbird: The Dark-eyed Junco, a Winter Visitor Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Jan 8, 2021 6 Days Ago
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me Jan 5, 2021 Jan 10, 2021
A88010354 - The Paris Moustache Strike of 1907 Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Dec 30, 2020 Jan 5, 2021
A87875572 - The Ultimate DreamWorks Animated Film Guide: 2015-2019 Bluebottle Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020
A88008988 - Dwarf Alberta Spruces paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me Dec 16, 2020 Dec 23, 2020
A88007826 - Watching 'Winterset': Blank Verse, Gangsters, and Political History Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China Dec 2, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
A88005350 - Hello Sailor or Hijack? The 'Nave Andromeda' Incident Bluebottle Nov 27, 2020 Dec 23, 2020
A87999881 - 'That'll Be The Day' - the Film Bluebottle Oct 16, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
A87996640 - Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 Dec 10, 2020
A87996631 - Baroque Art – All For One Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Aug 28, 2020 Jan 6, 2021

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