TAR Reviewer Interest
Thank you for your interest in being a reviewer for The ALAN Review (TAR). Reviewers play an important role in the journal's success, as they help ensure the journal publishes high-quality, timely, and innovative articles in the field of young adult literature (YAL). We are seeking reviewers who can bring a wide range of perspectives to the process. We welcome teachers, library media specialists, scholars, and teacher educators who are passionate about the field of YAL to become reviewers for TAR.
Expectations of reviewers are as follows:
1. Read and evaluate manuscripts within three weeks of receipt. Reviewers will provide timely and thoughtful feedback on the relevance of the manuscript to the call/field of YAL, clarity of the writing, and strength of the methods/approaches described. Reviewers will provide evidence for the claims they make about the manuscript and provide specific feedback for the author. We aim for the revision process to be constructive for the author; therefore, we expect reviewer comments to be actionable, clear, and kind.
2. Reviewers ultimately select if a manuscript is: Accept (with minor revisions), Conditionally Accept (accept with necessary revisions), Revise and Resubmit for Review (Substantial revisions necessary; resubmit with no guarantee of publication), Reject (Not suitable for publication in TAR).
3. Reviewers serve a one-year renewable term. At the end of each year, the editorial team will meet and evaluate each reviewer on thoroughness, timeliness, and specificity of reviews.
If you wish to be considered as a reviewer for TAR, please fill out the interest survey below. If selected, we will use this information to best match you with manuscripts suited to your interests. We thank you for your interest and invite you to send any questions our way!
Institutional Affiliation (University/School name)
Library media specialist
Which grade levels do you work with?
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