Calling all Early Career Researchers
As an early career researcher, the process of peer-review may be somewhat unclear to you. At the Journal of Gender Studies we seek to involve early career researchers in the reviewing process. We try and support such researchers when they act in the capacity of referee. We recognise that early career researchers feel that they do not have sufficient expertise in their subject, or sufficient expertise in recognising a well-drafted article.
At the JGS we ensure that you are (blind) coupled with at least one other experienced reviewer when you start out reviewing for us. Our editors will try and help you draft your views if you have difficulty writing these in a structured way (or if English is your second language). We know the blind-review is often the first step that some researchers take (along with book reviews) into publishing and hopefully on to having their own work published and taking more active roles in editorial work themselves.
We are particularly interested in MA and PhD researchers but some of our early career reviewers have also come from undergraduate degrees and NGOs. If you feel you would like to know more about the process then please email us at [email protected]. You should include some details about yourself including subject interests (both your central research, but also other fields in which you have some insight).