Mapping the Landscape of Peer Review in Computing Education Research

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2020-06-17
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en
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173–209
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ITiCSE 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE Working Group Reports
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Peer review is a mainstay of academic publication -- indeed, it is the peer-review process that provides much of the publications' credibility. As the number of computing education conferences and the number of submissions increase, the need for reviewers grows. This report does not attempt to set standards for reviewing; rather, as a first step toward meeting the need for well qualified reviewers, it presents an overview of the ways peer review is used in various venues, both inside computing education and, for comparison, in closely-related areas outside our field. It considers four key components of peer review in some depth: criteria, the review process, roles and responsibilities, and ethics and etiquette. To do so, it draws on relevant literature, guidance and forms associated with peer review, interviews with journal editors and conference chairs, and a limited survey of the computing education research community. In addition to providing an overview of practice, this report identifies a number of themes running through the discourse that have relevance for decision making about how best to conduct peer review for a given venue.
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peer review, computing education, peer review criteria, peer review process, peer review roles, peer review ethics
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Petre, M, Sanders, K, McCartney, R, Ahmadzadeh, M, Connolly, C, Hamouda, S, Harrington, B, Lumbroso, J, Maguire, J, Malmi, L, McGill, M M & Vahrenhold, J 2020, Mapping the Landscape of Peer Review in Computing Education Research . in ITiCSE-WGR 2020 - Proceedings of the Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education ., 3439207, ITiCSE Working Group Reports, ACM, pp. 173–209, Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Trondheim, Norway, 15/06/2020 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3437800.3439207