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How To Be a Peer Reviewer: A Guide for Recent and Soon-to-be PhDs

Beth Millera1, Jon Pevehousea2, Ron Rogowskia3, Dustin Tingleya4 and Rick Wilsona5

a1 University of Missouri, Kansas City

a2 University of Wisconsin

a3 University of California, Los Angeles

a4 Harvard University

a5 Rice University

Abstract

Peer review is central to political science. In this article we collect the ideas of journal editors in political science and several recent PhDs, who met as a panel at the 2011 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting to discuss the principles of the review process. This includes why reviewing is important to the development of one's own scholarship but also offers some nuts and bolts on reviewing.

Beth Miller is assistant professor of political science at University of Missouri, Kansas City. She can be reached at millerel@umkc.edu.

Jon Pevehouse is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin and is editor of International Organization. He can be reached at pevehouse@polisci.wisc.edu.

Ron Rogowski is professor of political science at University of California, Los Angeles and was recent editor of the American Political Science Review. He can be reached at rogowski@international.ucla.edu.

Dustin Tingley is assistant professor of government at Harvard University. He can be reached at dtingley@gov.harvard.edu.

Rick Wilson is professor of political science at Rice University and is editor of the American Journal of Political Science. He can be reached at rkw@rice.edu.

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