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If you are new to scholarly publishing, you probably have a lot of questions that go beyond how to submit your manuscript and how to set out your responses to reviewers. What should I do if I disagree with a reviewer’s feedback? What should I do if my paper is rejected? What happens when there are multiple authors on a paper? In this episode, Sin Wang Chong and Shannon Mason discuss the answers to some of the questions most commonly asked by early career researchers about the more hidden aspects of the peer review process. They provide insights from their experiences navigating the peer review process as early career researchers, resulting in the publication of a combined 54 peer-reviewed articles (and countless rejections!). 

Sin Wang and Shannon were both the inaugural winners of the Reviewer of the Year 2020 for the Higher Education Research & Development journal. They are currently working together on two studies aimed at demystifying the peer review process for early career and established researchers, and have recently started discussing issues of peer review on Twitter @scholarly_Peers.

In this Episode

Sin-Wang Chong

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Queen's University Belfast

Sin-Wang Chong is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for Northern Ireland. Dr. Sin Wang Chong is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in TESOL in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast in...

Shannon Mason, Dr

Assistant Professor at Nagasaki University

Dr. Shannon Mason is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Nagasaki University in Japan, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Australia. Her research interests in education cover a range of themes from P-12 to PhD,...