Mapping the Landscape of Peer Review in Computing Education Research

Marian Petre, Kate Sanders, Robert Mccartney, Marzieh Ahmadzadeh, Cornelia Connolly, Sally Hamouda, Brian Harrington, Jérémie Lumbroso, Joseph Maguire, Lauri Malmi, Monica M. Mcgill, Jan Vahrenhold

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITiCSE-WGR 2020 - Proceedings of the Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages173-209
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781450382939
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2020
Event2020 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2020 - Virtual, Online, Norway
Duration: Jun 17 2020Jun 18 2020

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Conference

Conference2020 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2020
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/17/206/18/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Education

Keywords

  • computing education
  • peer review
  • peer review criteria
  • peer review ethics
  • peer review process
  • peer review roles

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