Peer Review

35 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
A88023936 - 'No Time to Die' - the James Bond Film SashaQ - happysad 3 Days Ago 2 Days Ago
A87962890 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2020 - 2022 Bluebottle 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88021640 - 112 Gripes About the French: Teaching Multiculturalism to the US Army, 1945 Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 4 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88021118 - August Willich: Union General and Duellist Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88021091 - Evening Primrose, or What Happens If You Live in a Department Store Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88021082 - Alien Nation: Tenctonese in the Neighbourhood Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88020641 - I, Libertine; A Literary Hoax and the Glee That It Spread Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated 5 Weeks Ago 5 Weeks Ago
A88019742 - Super Chicken: Pittsburgh's Animated Superhero Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Apr 15, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
A88019689 - The Ever-Popular Northern Cardinal Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Apr 14, 2021 Apr 15, 2021
A88019300 - Leasowe Lighthouse, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad Apr 10, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
A88019292 - Spoonbills - Aptly-named Wading Birds SashaQ - happysad Apr 10, 2021 Apr 11, 2021
A88018004 - Quantum Entanglement Migration for Bird-Brains Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 23, 2021 Apr 8, 2021
A88011812 - The Life and Works of Anne Bronte SashaQ - happysad Mar 21, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
A88017483 - Damnatio memoriae: Cancel Culture Through the Millennia Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 18, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
A88016277 - The Wind Phone: A Way to Deal with Grief Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 6, 2021 Apr 20, 2021
A88016259 - "L'Homme Arme: a mass for Peace," 2000, by Karl Jenkins paulh, vaccinated against the Omigod Variant Mar 6, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88016240 - The Curious Contradictions of PT Barnum, Showman and Philanthropist Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Mar 4, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88015593 - Melvil Dewey: Libraries, Antisemitism, and Sexual Harassment Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021
A88015179 - How to Avoid Being Pixie-Led: Tips for Folkloric Hitchhikers Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Feb 20, 2021 Mar 6, 2021
A88014503 - Hilbre Islands, Wirral, UK SashaQ - happysad Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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