November 3, 2017

Peer Review

Call for Peer Reviewers – We are recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to act as peer reviewers between November 2017-February 2018. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantial and constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 1-2 submissions.

If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please email the Editor at research@vipirg.ca with the subject line “Peer Review”. Please include your institutional affiliation, degree program, year of study, areas of scholarly interest, and a resume in PDF format.

Double Blind Peer Review processThe Journal editor reviews all submissions for initial screening to ensure that submissions comply with instructions, meet acceptable publication standards, and fit the scope and aim of the journal. The anonymized submissions are then forwarded to reviewers. Reviewers assess the work to ensure they meet the expected standards of validity and quality and submit a report on a specified form indicating whether the submission is  ‘Accepted’, ‘Rejected’ or ‘Accepted with Changes Required’. In the case that changes are required of the submitting Author, the editor will ensure the submission meets the required changes and the paper will be published. The purpose of peer review is to maintain high standards for student and community-based research and writing, and help improve this work through the peer-review process.

From https://www.editage.com/insights/peer-review-process-and-editorial-decision-making-at-journals