JSR Publication Review Form
Congratulations on having your article published! We know you put a lot of hard work into it, and we really appreciate your effort.
Now, return to your Google Drive and open the version of your article that you last submitted (not the first draft, but the revised version that you turned in after your editor's comments). Re-read that document and compare it to the published version.
We always make changes to documents between submission and their publication. Sometimes, the reasons for the changes are fairly straightforward -- a name has been misspelled, or the grammar needs to be correct, for example. On other occasions, the changes are more subjective and made to accomplish stylistic or organizational goals. Sometimes we also need to add additional information to make your articles clear. Of course, articles are often trimmed in order to fit within the allotted space in the newspaper.
Complete the following worksheet to analyze the changes we made to your published article. Because things like spelling, word count and grammar are obvious, we urge you to look for the more subjective changes. In other words, if we've changed your lead, re-organized your paragraphs, or added a sentences, you should focus on those large changes and not on the smaller changes that we've made to your spelling or grammar. In the provided space, explain why you think that we've made these changes. Think about this analysis as you craft your future articles.
You don't have to agree with what we've done. If you object to a change we've made, you may say so with an explanation of why. However, you must also try to understand why we made our change and articulate that in your answer. And keep in mind that our editorial decisions are final; while we appreciate your comments, we won't change any published articles unless it is to fix objective errors such as spelling, grammar, or incorrect facts.