Workshop registration is included in your conference registration. You can register for this workshop in September on this page.
The Craft of Reviewing Workshop aims to provide an impetus to build capacity in India to create a pool of competent reviewers which top tier journals can draw upon for high-quality reviews. The participants for this workshop will be drawn from those scholars who participate in the Junior Faculty Workshop of the 2018 SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad. The workshop organizers are particularly keen to have scholars who have already published in well regarded journals as participants in this workshop.The workshop will focus on assessing manuscripts and providing developmental feedback on the following:
Motivation and relevance of the study
Theoretical contribution and audience
Empirical and Methodological rigor
Match between theory and empirics
In addition, the workshop will also address issues concerning reviewer etiquette and important elements in a review that handling/area editors expect in high quality reviews:
We plan to structure the workshop along the following guidelines:
The first step involves the workshop participants reviewing a manuscript. Accordingly, the workshop organizers will send a manuscript for reviewing to the workshop participants during early November 2018. This is to provide the participants 2 weeks to send their reviews to the workshop organizers. The manuscript would be one which has been reviewed and is forthcoming in a leading journal.
The second step involves providing feedback to the participants on their reviews on the manuscript which has been submitted. The third and final step involves taking the participants through the actual reviews associated with the manuscript, thereby providing them a ringside view of the review process and providing them useful inputs on the craft of reviewing.
We tentatively plan to have 2 sessions of 90 minutes each as a part of this reviewing workshop. The first 90-minute session will be a component integrated with the Junior Faculty Workshop on December 16, 2018. The subsequent session can be held on either December 17 or 18, 2018.