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observations from the best journal reviewers

Loyal orgtheorista Monica Prasad sent me the link to a ASA report written by her, David Brunsma, and Ezra Zuckerman. They interviewed 26 of the “best” manuscript reviewers identified by editors at a variety of journals. Common themes from those who write good and fast reviews:

  • Reviewing is not a drag. You can learn a lot.
  • Immediately focus on “big issues” – major questions, research design, etc.
  • Don’t do “death by a thousand cuts.”
  • Set out time in the schedule. It’s a normal part of academic life.

You can read the responses from all 26 respondents in the full length report.

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Written by fabiorojas

January 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

Posted in academia, fabio

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  1. […] nice link (pdf) through orgtheory on […]

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  2. […] Soziologieprofessor an der Indiana University in den USA und Blogger bei orgtheory.net hat in einem aktuellen Blogeintrag einen Report über Interviews mit Reviewern verlinkt (PDF). Für all jene, die sich am […]

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  3. Funny how no one complaints, in spite of the small N, that “findings are not systematic” or that “the report is just journalism”.

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    Johnson

    January 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  4. 26 is a decent size N, when you are sampling on best practice and not trying to represent all possible forms of reviews + only offer heuristics.

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    Anonymous

    January 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  5. Friendly correction: David Brunsma

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    krippendorf

    January 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  6. Thank you! Correction made.

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    fabiorojas

    January 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm


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