Establishing a Scholarly Identity Through Peer Review
Graduate students develop their researcher identity through their written academic work, not only voiced through their research but through the dissemination of that research published in peer-reviewed conference presentations and articles. Through one’s tenure as a graduate student, academic service may include reviewing submissions for conferences and/or academic journals in a student’s field of expertise. However, there is little guidance, if at all, for how to complete a peer review, which is thoughtful, constructive, and useful to aid in the development of a more nuanced research narrative. In this editorial, I outline the benefits and mentorship opportunities afforded through peer review and suggest steps students can use to approach the peer review process.
- Manuscripts submitted to CJNSE/RCJCÉ must be original work that has not been published elsewhere, nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. The author should confirm this in the cover letter sent with the manuscript.
- Articles that are published within the CJNSE/RCJCÉ must not be published elsewhere, in whole or part, for one year after publication.
- Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Granting the CJNSE/RCJCÉ first publication rights must be in the cover letter sent with the manuscript.
- If the manuscript contains copyrighted materials, the author should note this in the cover letter sent with the manuscript, and indicate when letters of permission will be forwarded to the Editor.
- If the manuscript reports on research with “human subjects,” the author should include a statement in the cover letter that ethics approval has been received for the research, indicating the granting body and protocol number if applicable.
- Authors are encouraged to use language that is inclusive and culturally sensitive.