Excessive peer review and the death of an academic article
english teaching, peer review, writing, academic articles
Scholarly peer review ideally ensures that high-quality research is published in appropriate channels, which often requires at least one round of feedback and revision. The author struggled to navigate this process as a neophyte researcher thanks to mounting insecurities and frustrations as a writer. This narrative describes six rounds of revisions on an article that was then dropped from the review cycle for lack of progress rather than being clearly rejected. It exemplifies a later-stage interruption of research that was deeply painful but nevertheless led to many learning opportunities about strategy, perseverance, and self-confidence throughout the review and publication process.
Original Publication Citation
Eckstein, G.(2019). Excessive peer review and the death of an academic article. In T. Ruecker &V. Svihla (Eds.),Navigating challenges in qualitative education research: Research interrupted (pp. 167-179). New York, NY: Routledge.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Eckstein, Grant, "Excessive peer review and the death of an academic article" (2019). Faculty Publications. 6353.
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