This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Becoming a Reviewer

Becoming a reviewer

As I look back at literally hundreds of reviews, what is most clear is that the audience for the reviews—the audience in my mind, of course—has changed quite substantially. Where I once wrote for editors, I now write for authors. … In part, the audience has changed because I have grown more secure and more confident in my ability to write a good review. In part also, however, the audience has changed because I have grown more caring about the objectives of my reviews.

Elaine Romanelli (p. 264)

I believe that, on the average, most authors spend their valuable time, energy, and resources to work on things that they are committed to and consider valuable. The reviewer's task is to appreciate authors' ...

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