We are pleased to announce that the Online Volunteer Reviewer System for the 2016 Annual Meeting is open. On behalf of AERA divisions, committees and SIGs, we strongly encourage you to volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer for the 2016 Annual Meeting.
Call for Volunteer Reviewers (PDF).
For the fourth year in a row, we are launching the online system for volunteer reviewers for the following year’s Annual Meeting prior to the current year’s Annual Meeting. As you may know, in July 2008 and January 2009, the AERA Council adopted a number of important changes to enhance the quality of the Annual Meeting. One of the changes was the establishment of expert peer reviewer panels. This included both the establishment of peer review panels and the creation of these panels far in advance of the review period. The goal is to allow reviewers to consider their availability to commit to reviewing submissions well in advance of the review period which commences in mid-August. The process also ensures that each unit can have a review panel in place with the necessary breadth of expertise and for a transparent review process well before reviewing starts.
Volunteer reviewers selected to join review panels will receive an invitation in early June for each unit for which you are selected. Submissions will be assigned to reviewers in mid-August. Reviewers will have a 3-week time period beginning August 10 to complete the reviews. Your willingness to volunteer as a reviewer will enable program chairs to select from reviewers representing the breadth of expertise in each subfield. If selected to serve on a review panel, each reviewer will typically be asked to review a minimum of (10) submissions for units that receive a large number of submissions. For units that receive a small number of submissions, reviewers may be asked to review fewer submissions. Please keep this in mind as you consider volunteering your service and contribution.
Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the AERA Annual Meeting. The AERA Meetings Team stands ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 202-238-3200.