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Becoming a Reviewer: Lessons Somewhat Painfully Learned

Becoming a reviewer: Lessons somewhat painfully learned

As I begin this essay, there are three manuscripts sitting on my desk awaiting review. One is already late, and I am feeling guilty. Two are due within the next week, and I am feeling pressured. Editors' protestations notwithstanding, I know that new manuscripts will arrive within a week or two of my returning these. I am also dimly aware of several manuscripts under revision that will probably return to my desk for second review sometime in the near future. In more than 10 years of reviewing now, it seems that there have been only a few short periods when I have not had at least one manuscript to review. It strikes ...

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