The Status of Peer Review in Applied Linguistics Research
Peer review, scholarship, applied linguistics, online publishing
The peer review process is vital to the evaluation of scholarship in every discipline including Applied Linguistics and its related fields. Yet, in many disciplines, the landscape is shifting as longstanding concerns with peer review resurface in a world awash with changing social expectations and advances in technology that provide innovations in the evaluation and dissemination of scholarship. While scholars in many fields are abandoning traditional methods of review, where do scholars in the fields of Applied Linguistics stand amid such change? The present study identifies the collective voice of the field, regarding peer review as currently practiced in contrast to alternatives gaining traction in other fields. Data elicited from journal editors, editorial board members, and reviewers were analyzed to reveal perceptions of the peer review process, the various roles of reviewers, different methods of review as well as numerous strengths, limitations, and suggestions for improvement that could benefit practice.
Original Publication Citation
Hartshorn, K. J. (2016). The status of peer review in applied linguistics research. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 7,155-181.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hartshorn, K. James, "The Status of Peer Review in Applied Linguistics Research" (2016). Faculty Publications. 6325.
Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching
© JLLT (Thomas Tinnefeld) 2010-2022
Copyright Use Information