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This page describes the peer review process and timeframe followed by CES4Health.info.
Products and accompanying applications that are submitted to CES4Health.info are first reviewed by a member of the editorial team to ensure it fits the types of products that we review. If it is determined to be a fit, it is assigned to one community and two academic reviewers who fulfill reviewer expectations and have relevant areas of expertise. Reviewers assess both submitted products and the accompanying application. Providing information in the application about the work or project that led to the development of the submitted product, as well as about the product itself, provides reviewers additional information on which to base decisions. Reviewers use the following assessment criteria.
The review criteria used by CES4Health.info were developed for the Community Engaged Scholarship Review, Promotion and Tenure Package (Jordan, 2007) and were adapted from Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate (Glassick, Huber & Maeroff, 1997) to more closely align with common definitions of community-engaged scholarship.
Depending on the type of product, reviewers may make suggestions for improvement to either the application, the product, or both. In some cases, the product is in final form and cannot be changed. For example, in the case of a documentary that cannot be easily revised, authors would not be expected to "re-shoot" it. Reviewers may, however, make suggestions for changes to the documentary's product application that could improve its clarity, accuracy, or effectiveness as a tool for providing context. Authors of products in formats that are amenable to change, such as documents and websites, may receive suggestions for improvements to the product as well as the application.
Reviewers are asked to indicate whether they recommend that the product should be accepted as is, accepted if revisions are made to the product and/or application, or rejected. When there is disagreement among reviewers, the decision about publication is made by the Editor.
Reviewers are given four weeks to complete their reviews once they accept a review assignment. Authors will be informed of the publication decision within approximately 12-14 weeks from time of submission. Regardless of the publication decision, authors receive a summary of reviewer comments.
If you have submitted a product for review, please do not inquire about its status until eight weeks after submission.