Peer Review as we know it today dates back to 1967, when the term was first used in the U.S. to describe “a process by which something proposed (as for… Read More →
Category: What must you know about journal peer reviewers?
What must you know about journal peer reviewers?
But what is the future of peer review? Is the peer review process set to continue as it is for the foreseeable future or will the progressions of the Internet… Read More →
Who are the interviewees?
Judith became a Professor of International Marketing in 2000 and was awarded Emeritus Professor status on her retirement. She has received two awards for her lifelong research in global marketing… Read More →
Interviewees’ responses: Peer reviewers in general
How can you become a peer reviewer? Prospective PRs need to have—or be working toward—a PhD in a relevant discipline, and they need to have published papers in that discipline…. Read More →
The peer review process for journal publication
How does the journal editor choose suitable peer reviewers? When journal editors receive a paper for consideration, they typically send it to two or three academics who are experts in… Read More →
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… Read More →
Are peer reviewers of journal manuscripts always right?
Overall, the PRs were quite strong in their responses to this question, stating that PRs are “absolutely not” always right. As an author, Stephen has received shockingly misguided reviews in… Read More →
Peer reviews and the English language
Because the reviews are blind, it is difficult for the PRs to know the exact proportion of papers written by NSE or NNSE authors. The senior PRs (Judith & Geraldine)… Read More →
How do peer reviewers deal with poor English?
The junior PRs reported having had one paper each that they found too difficult to understand in places but while other papers lacked clarity, they were not too difficult to… Read More →
What are the most common mistakes made in academic English writing?
The most common English language mistakes the PRs have noticed in the manuscripts they have reviewed are related to style, sentence structure, and grammar, particularly the correct use of conjunctions…. Read More →
Should I use a professional English editing service?
The PRs explained that they cannot distinguish easily between a paper written by a native speaker and one written by a NNSE and edited by a professional editing service, especially… Read More →
What advice do peer reviewers have for authors?
As NSE academics who have submitted many papers for review, these PRs understand the peer review process from the perspective of an author. After submitting a paper, Judith is always… Read More →
The future of peer review in journal publishing
While it is not a perfect system, the PRs generally felt that the current peer review process works reasonably well and will continue as it is for the foreseeable future,… Read More →