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Reviewing Journal Articles

Marie Paretti Seminar

Summary:  Abstract: One of the key elements of scholarly research is publishing our work in peer-reviewed journals, and that process requires not only authors who write manuscripts, but reviewers who read them and provide feedback. Reviewing journal articles (and conference papers) is an essential part of our service to one another and to the field as a whole, and it's a process we're all responsible for. In this session, we'll talk about the process of peer review - how it happens, how to become a reviewer, what makes a useful (and not useful) review, how to go about writing a review, what editors do with reviews, and any other questions you have about the process.

Biography: Marie C. Paretti is a Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech and co-director of the Virginia Tech Engineering Communication Center (VTECC). She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Drawing on theories of situated learning and social construction, her work includes multiple NSF-funded studies on the teaching and learning of communication, effective teaching practices in design education, the effects of differing pedagogies on personal and professional identities, the dynamics of cross-disciplinary collaboration in academia and industry, and gender and race in engineering. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Education and a founding co-editor of the forthcoming journal Qualitative Studies in Engineering Education.