Reviewing Scientific Works in Psychology

Pages: 131
Item #: 4316057
ISBN: 978-1-59147-281-0
List Price: $19.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 2006
Format: Softcover
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As one of the contributors to this volume points out, great peer reviewers are among the unsung heroes of academia. Unfortunately, few psychologists receive training in reviewing the works of their colleagues. Unconstructive, or worse still, mean-spirited reviews are more common than they should be.

This volume brings together highly experienced reviewers who explain what a good scholarly review should do, share their experiences, and take the reader step-by-step through the review process. The contributors discuss how to review various types of journal articles, book chapters, and grants and contract proposals. Both novices and seasoned reviewers will find food for thought in this book and will be shown how to write the kind of critique they themselves would like to receive.

Table of Contents



  1. Reviewing Empirical Submissions to Journals
    —Abraham Tesser and Leonard Martin
  2. Reviewing Articles for Methods
    —Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko
  3. Reviewing Theory Articles
    —Robert J. Sternberg
  4. Refereeing Literature Review Submissions to Journals
    —Alice H. Eagly
  5. Reviewing Book Proposals
    —Gary R. VandenBos, Julia Frank-McNeil, and Judith Amsel
  6. Reviewing Book Chapters
    —Henry L. Roediger III
  7. Reviewing Grant and Contract Proposals
    —Paul A. Gade, David P. Costanza, and Jonathan D. Kaplan


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