Peer Review

20 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
A88059559 - Doctor Who Enemies: Weeping Angels Bluebottle 3 Days Ago 3 Days Ago
A88059946 - Euphemia Lofton Hayes - Mathematician and Educator SashaQ - happysad 4 Days Ago 4 Days Ago
A88058695 - 'No Time to Die' - the James Bond Film SashaQ - happysad 2 Weeks Ago 2 Weeks Ago
A88058208 - Doctor Who Enemies: Judoon Bluebottle 3 Weeks Ago 3 Weeks Ago
A88058316 - The Milgram Experiment: Studying What Humans Are Capable Of Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88034079 - 'Villette' - a Novel by Charlotte Bronte SashaQ - happysad 4 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88057867 - Grebes of the Podiceps Genus - Agile Diving Birds SashaQ - happysad 5 Weeks Ago 4 Weeks Ago
A88055968 - The Waffle House Index, and How It Helps in a Storm Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor Sep 29, 2022 Oct 1, 2022
A88055454 - Joan Clarke - Mathematician and Codebreaker SashaQ - happysad Sep 23, 2022 5 Weeks Ago
A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film SashaQ - happysad Aug 29, 2022 5 Days Ago
A88052583 - The Flint Film Series Bluebottle Aug 11, 2022 Sep 2, 2022
A653005 - Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented Jan 5, 2021 Jun 23, 2022
A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation Bluebottle Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2022
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
A8921045 - Brass Instruments, Tuning and Harmonics Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Jan 28, 2006 Apr 8, 2018
A8658525 - Hints and Tips for Survival Horror Fun Serephina Jan 19, 2006 Apr 12, 2011
A796151 - Hints and Tips for Survival Horror Fun Serephina Jan 19, 2006 Jan 27, 2011
A5541202 - Silent Hill -The video game series. Serephina Dec 6, 2005 Nov 4, 2006
A7234977 - Christopher Eccleston and Mencap fireproofraven Nov 28, 2005 Nov 4, 2006

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