Peer Review

25 Entries in Review

Peer Review | Edited Guide Writing Workshop | Alternative Writing Workshop
Flea Market | Updating an Approved Entry

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
A88037526 - Anti-Tank Weapons Bluebottle 19 Hours Ago 19 Hours Ago
A88036022 - Tank Glossary Bluebottle Last Week 14 Hours Ago
A88037148 - Smoky: Yorkshire Terrier War Heroine Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor Last Week Last Week
A88036437 - 'Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own' - the Auction Series 6-13 September, 2023 SashaQ - happysad 3 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88036031 - Dr Mary Edwards Walker: Army Physician, Feminist, Eccentric Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88035960 - The Tank Museum, Dorset, UK Bluebottle 5 Weeks Ago 2 Days Ago
A4309869 - The Great Pyramid and Irrational Numbers Gnomon - time to move on Jul 20, 2023 Jul 21, 2023
A88030848 - 'An Action Hero' - the Film Bluebottle Jun 8, 2023 Jun 9, 2023
A88030235 - Zombies - FAQs Bluebottle Jun 2, 2023 Jul 25, 2023
A88030127 - Pareidolia and Facephenes - Faces, Faces Everywhere SashaQ - happysad Jun 1, 2023 Jun 2, 2023
A88030091 - Turkey Curry – a Recipe SashaQ - happysad Jun 1, 2023 Jun 2, 2023
A88029804 - Euphemia Lofton Haynes - Mathematician and Educator SashaQ - happysad May 31, 2023 May 31, 2023
A88029435 - 'Clerks III' - the Film Bluebottle May 30, 2023 Jun 9, 2023
A88027013 - Harold and Maude: From Flop to Cult Classic Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor Apr 29, 2023 Apr 29, 2023
A88026041 - Flapjacks - a Guide SashaQ - happysad Apr 13, 2023 Apr 13, 2023
A88025727 - 'Medley: Intro - Venus - Sugar, Sugar - No Reply - I'll Be Back - Drive My Car - Do You Want to Know a Secret - We Can Work It Out - I Should Have Known Better - Nowhere Man - You're Going to Lose That Girl - Stars on 45' - the Song Bluebottle Apr 11, 2023 5 Weeks Ago
A87962890 - The Ultimate Marvel Film Guide: 2020 - 2022 Bluebottle Mar 8, 2023 Apr 8, 2023
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 5 Weeks Ago
A87904362 - The rise and fall and rise again of the Heavy Horse bobstafford Nov 14, 2018 Jan 13, 2020
A9208659 - The Art of Scrying Serephina Feb 6, 2006 Feb 7, 2006

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