• Pluralizing numbers in English academic writing
  • Occasionally, the text calls for a plural number. For example, this could be referring to a set of years, such as the 1950s, or to cards in a deck, such as the red threes. In these cases, follow the usual rules of pluralizing a word. It is tempting to add an apostrophe, but this is not correct! Apostrophes belong to possessives (such as Amy’s mother) or contractions (such as don’t). Exercise 7 - pluralizing numbers: 1. Which of the below are correct? (a) There are four tens in a deck of cards. (b) The 1830s was an interesting decade. (c) Peop...
  • Do peer reviewers receive feedback on the quality of the reviews?
  • In most cases, the PRs do not receive feedback on quality of their reviews; however, if they are asked to do multiple reviews by several journals, they can assume that they did a good job. Similarly, being able to see other PRs’ comments regarding the manuscript is helpful to see how their reviews line up with those of other experts in the field. Judith reported that some journals in the field of international marketing have implemented a process of naming outstanding PRs annually, based on the journal editors’ assessments.