Peer Review Resources for Authors and Reviewers

by | Sep 18, 2023

Peer review is the cornerstone of academic writing and publishing. That means most scholars will inevitably experience being on both the giving and receiving end of reviewer comments.

Despite this commonality, many aspects of the process can be confusing and misunderstood.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite peer review resources to shed some light on this scholarly practice and how we can make it better.

These articles will help you write better reviews and use the reviews you receive more productively.

They can also help you reflect on the peer review system as a whole, imagining ways the process can be more sustainable, equitable, and generous.

Peer review resources for reviewers

How to Write a Peer Review Report - Wooden blocks with smile, straight mouth, and frown, indicating good, medium, bad

How to write a peer review report without being a jerk

by Adrienne Shaw

Myths about Academic Peer Review - Abstract red and white triangles on a grey background

Myths and misconceptions about academic peer review

by Adrienne Shaw

Peer review resources for authors

Responding to Reader Comments - Person types on a laptop with a notebook beside them

Responding to reader reports: The big picture

by Cathy Hannabach

Responding to Reader Reports - Person types on a laptop with a coffee cup beside them

Responding to reader reports: The details

by Cathy Hannabach

Understanding Conference and Journal Article Rejection - Crumpled up paper around a notebook

Understanding conference and journal article rejection

by Adrienne Shaw

Re-imagining peer review

Stacks of manuscripts

Crisis standards of peer review

by Jean Lee Cole

Multicolored triangles, Text reads: Feminist Futures of Peer Review, September 25, 2023, 1-2 pm EST, with the Ideas on Fire logo, and speakers Josen Masangkay Diaz, April Petillo, Dolores Inés Casillas, and Cathy Hannabach

Feminist futures of peer review

A panel discussion featuring Josen Masangkay Diaz, April Petillo, Dolores Inés Casillas, and Cathy Hannabach

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Author: <a href="" target="_self">Sara Tatyana Bernstein</a>

Author: Sara Tatyana Bernstein

Sara Tatyana Bernstein is a digital marketing associate at Ideas on Fire, where she fosters community and collaboration among interdisciplinary scholars. She is also a writer and the co-founder of Dismantle Magazine.

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