Resources for AERA Journal Peer Reviewers
 
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Key Guidelines for Reviewers

  • If a reviewer has a personal, professional, or financial interest that might cause them to be seen to gain from a review of a manuscript, the reviewer should disclose the conflict of interest to the journal’s editors immediately, rather than perform the review.
  • A reviewer should not reveal any content of any manuscript unless the manuscript is accepted for publication and, in that case, only after publication.
  • A reviewer who has been asked to review a manuscript previously in another context should notify the journal’s editors immediately.
  • If a reviewer has evidence of plagiarism by the author of a manuscript, the reviewer should report it to the journal’s editors immediately.
  • If a reviewer has evidence of duplicate submission by the author of a manuscript, the reviewer should report it to the journal’s editors immediately.
  • Reviewers should avoid the use of intemperate or argumentative language in their reviews of manuscripts.

The above guidelines are some key ones from the AERA Code of Ethics and the AERA Publications Manual. Reviewers should be familiar with the AERA Code of Ethics and the AERA Publications Manual.

Other Helpful Resources:

General Guidelines for Reviewers (PDF)

Haggerty, Kevin D. (12 April 2012). How to write an anonymous peer review. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-an-Anonymous-Peer/131475/?sid=at.

PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) Resources

Publons Peer Reviewer Resources

SAGE Reviewer Resources
 
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