Kevin Haggerty (editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology) in the Chronicle:
Writing anonymous peer reviews is an academic "black art." Such assessments are vital to scholarly publishing but we receive no formal training in how to write one.
Drawing on my own experiences as an author and editor, I would like to offer guidance about this for young scholars. Some of my observations are particularly germane to the social sciences, but many recommendations pertain to publishing across all disciplines.
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