Many graduate students dread the peer-review process. Not only can it take a dauntingly long time, but anonymous reviewers are notoriously characterized as vicious, unhelpful, and snide. Alas, it appears that peer review is here to stay in academia (at least in the foreseeable future)! Read below for more on how to survive the process and perhaps even produce a paper that you are proud of and that people will read.
The ins and outs, ups and downs
The Really Obvious (but All-Too-Often-Ignored) Guide to Getting Published. Columnist Kirsten Bell spells out some of the basics, including learning how to write a good paper in the first place (contact our writing peer for personalized help!), nominating your own reviewers, and being persistent.
Take the Hit and Move Forward. Learning life lessons from peer reviewing takes humility and patience, but it's worth it. Erik Schneiderhan and Tricia Seifert provide encouragement for when peer review makes you want to throw in the towel.
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