Developing #TrustInPeerReview from author to audience, Part 2: Trust develops through the reviewers

review checklistIn this series of posts exploring how trust in peer review is established, maintained, and delivered, we began yesterday by discussing the author’s role in establishing trust through honest research and reporting practices.

Today, we will explore the responsibilities of the reviewers to further develop that trust through unbiased and quality review practices that lead to an ultimate goal of publishing quality work that is accepted and trusted by the readers. [Read more…]

What makes for a quality peer review? TAA members’ perspectives

Peer Review Week 2019: Quality in peer reviewIn preparation for this week’s Peer Review Week theme of “Quality in Peer Review”, I decided to reach out to several members of our TAA community for insight into the peer review process from either the author’s perspective, reviewer’s perspective, or both.

Regardless of the perspective, I asked for the answer to a single question, “What makes for a quality peer review process?” Eight TAA members share their insights: [Read more…]

The most useful textbook & academic writing posts of the week: February 20, 2015

Another chilly week here in Wisconsin,if you're tired of starting over, stop giving up and more snow for the east coast—both great excuses to stay in and write. Did you accomplish your writing goals this week? What about your writing resolutions? Have you stayed on track or have you veered off onto a side road where the going is slow? It’s never to late to get back on the main road; to get back on track with your writing and keep working towards your goals.

One of my favorite quotes is one that pertains to all aspects of life and that’s why I’m sharing it with you this week: “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” It’s that easy and it’s that hard. You can do it, though, just refocus and recommit to your goals. And, as always, happy writing! [Read more…]