Peer Review

42 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
A88024287 - Great White Egrets - Great White Members of the Heron Family SashaQ - happysad 4 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A88024250 - The 1939 Voyage of the St Louis, Refugee Ship Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Last Week Last Week
A88023440 - 'The Complete and Utter History of Britain' - the Television Series Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago Last Week
A88019553 - Roald Dahl Films: 2001-2020 Bluebottle 2 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88023567 - Little Egrets - Elegant Members of the Heron Family SashaQ - happysad 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A87981060 - Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance Man SashaQ - happysad 3 Weeks Ago 2 Days Ago
A88023062 - Forget Me Not Care Farm, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88023053 - Deutschelandlied, the German National Anthem paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me 4 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88022982 - The Grackle: Gregarious Neighbour Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series Bluebottle 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A1093600 - Napier's Bones - a 17th-Century Calculation Aid Gnomon - time to move on 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88022315 - Habsburg Jaw: a cautionary tale about royal inbreeding in Spain paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88022306 - Why Chicago Imported Feral Cats Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 6 Days Ago
A88019544 - Roald Dahl Films: 1980-2000 Bluebottle 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88019526 - Roald Dahl Films: 1960-1979 Bluebottle May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
A88020858 - The Fugitive: How a Fictional Character on the Run Taught Us Empathy and Civil Courage Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated May 4, 2021 May 8, 2021
A88020731 - Nelle Harper Lee: Context, Influence, Controversy Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
A88020687 - 'At Last the 1948 Show' - the 1967 Television Series Bluebottle Apr 29, 2021 May 5, 2021
A88016899 - 'Ripping Yarns' - the Television Series Bluebottle Apr 22, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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