Feeding the Elephant Podcast | Episode 1 - Advice for First-Time Peer Reviewers

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Feeding the Elephant Podcast
Produced by Yelena Kalinsky
Music by Kakia Gkoudina

Episode 1 features
Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History, University of Central Florida
Saul Noam Zarritt, Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature, Harvard University
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University

This episode is so useful. I wish there were links to peer review rubric samples but still , this is so informative.

Would this become available through a Podcast app by chance?

Dear Heng Du,

Thanks for listening! It is not as yet available on a podcast feed, but if we find a way to do that, I'll post it here.

And Elif asked about links to sample peer review rubrics. I don't know of any off the top of my head, but I would suggest looking at the materials on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website: https://publicationethics.org/. There, they have lots of practical, detailed information on peer review processes, ethical guidelines, etc. Perhaps Feeding the Elephant readers can point to some examples of publicly available peer review rubrics.

All the best,


Many thanks Yelena!

This is so helpful, thank you! I especially love how concise it is. I am working with grad students as they prepare to do a mock peer review assignment, and this is a perfectly assignable piece.