The Peer Review Process as     Performance Art       Mary Ann Naumann  Research & Reference Librarian  Pepperdine Universi...
Peer Review Play• What my hack is• How you can do it too• What I’ve learned so far
Twointerestscollide …
… orperhaps happilyconverge
Open Peer Review• Reviewers names are included on the peer  review reports• If the manuscript is published, the reports ar...
Reviewer Delia West’s Comments
The Peer Review Play           Hacks Three Things:• Repurposes something freely available (the  article, reviewers’ commen...
Creating a Peer Review Play• Find an open access, open peer review article (try  BioMed Central and BMJ Open)• Print out c...
Performance of the Peer Review Play• Solicit volunteers from class to form your cast• Provide a brief description of what ...
What I’ve Learned So Far       It’s fun!       Students got it & were engaged       Unexpected & insightful student       ...
For more information and links to resources:infoguides.pepperdine.edu/peer-review-play
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SCIL Works 2013: The peer review process as performance art

  1. 1. The Peer Review Process as Performance Art Mary Ann Naumann Research & Reference Librarian Pepperdine University Libraries
  2. 2. Peer Review Play• What my hack is• How you can do it too• What I’ve learned so far
  3. 3. Twointerestscollide …
  4. 4. … orperhaps happilyconverge
  5. 5. Open Peer Review• Reviewers names are included on the peer review reports• If the manuscript is published, the reports are made available online along with the final version of the manuscript BioMed Central’s Definition
  6. 6. Reviewer Delia West’s Comments
  7. 7. The Peer Review Play Hacks Three Things:• Repurposes something freely available (the article, reviewers’ comments, authors’ responses) into a unique teaching tool• Shifts the tempo of my class• Changes up my and my students’ roles in the class
  8. 8. Creating a Peer Review Play• Find an open access, open peer review article (try BioMed Central and BMJ Open)• Print out copies of the abstract, reviewers’ comments, and authors’ responses• Consider what commentary you, as the narrator, would like to interject during the play• Highlight and number the printouts to create a script• Research the authors and reviewers to create mini-bios for use as introductions to your play• Create a PowerPoint presentation with images from the script so the audience can easily follow along
  9. 9. Performance of the Peer Review Play• Solicit volunteers from class to form your cast• Provide a brief description of what your play is about and what your cast will be doing• Introduce the characters (using bios with an emphasis on credentials)• Let the action begin!• Follow play with discussion of what has been learned
  10. 10. What I’ve Learned So Far It’s fun! Students got it & were engaged Unexpected & insightful student comments and questions
  11. 11. For more information and links to resources:infoguides.pepperdine.edu/peer-review-play

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