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Demystifying the Review Process
Wed 10 May 2017, 12:30 – 16:30 BST
The review process, typically for journals but also for books, is at the heart of quality mechanisms in publishing and higher education. However, this review process can seem to be shrouded in mystery. Who are the reviewers? How do they achieve that role and, critically, how do they do their work? What are they looking for in a 'publishable' article?
LERN, in conjunction with The Law Teacher and the Journal of Law and Society is organising a unique, interactive workshop to consider these issues. It will be led by Professor Phil Thomas, long-serving editor of the Journal of Law and Society, and Chris Ashford, current editor of The Law Teacher. They will be joined by others with reviewing and editorial experience.
This will be an invaluable workshop for those seeking publication, those wishing to be involved in the review process and those interested in the topic more broadly.
> Introduction to the day, by Prof. Patricia Leighton
> Opening Session: “The Evolution and Role of Peer Review”, by Prof. Phil Thomas (editor, Journal of Law and Society)
> Exercise 1: Evaluation of 2 articles (to be provided in advance of the Workshop)
> Panel Discussions:
- The View of the Editors: Phil Thomas, Prof. Chris Ashford (editor, The Law Teacher) and others
- The View of the Reviewers: Patricia Leighton, Prof. Anthony Bradney, Jess Guth and others
- The View of Journal Publishers (contributors to be confirmed)
> Group Exercise 2: Writing a Review- criteria, audience, style.(material provided in advance of Workshop)
> Panel Session: “Exploring the overarching issues”
- Does it work?
- Can it be improved?
- Are there controversies?
- Are there future developments?
> Reflecting and Close
Book early, as numbers are limited. We'll send you soon some exercises. Discounts apply to students and LERN members.
The fee includes the lunch and all the materials. Please e-mail email@example.com with any queries you may have regarding the events.