Reviewing research

This year I’ve been helping out another colleague by reviewing research outputs submitted to our systems. Initially, I was just reviewing journal articles from a variety of fields, however, last week was asked to begin reviewing book chapters which we needed to clear a backlog of for the university’s future major research review submission, ERA.

Unlike journal articles, book chapters require additional proof uploaded to support their verification and acceptance. If not supplied I must locate and upload, which often occurs. In some cases publishers give us access to download anywhere from just the front materials all the way up to the entire book itself, then there’s others that give you no downloads and you’re forced to request via the library taking much longer.

It has been quite interesting to see the difference between different subject areas and disciplines for book chapters, and just how long each takes me to discern whether it is research or so I need you query it. I tend to find engineering outputs easiest to assess and social science/English outputs most difficult. Sometimes you read some truly interesting works which makes this a very interesting task.

One side effect is extra coffee required, quickly going cross-eyed reading so many pages each day šŸ‘€

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