What do reviewers look for?
The ANR peer review process is designed to ensure accuracy, peer acceptance, and usefulness of materials.
Anonymous reviews are managed by an ANR Associate Editor with expertise in the manuscript's subject matter area. Reviewers evaluate the technical accuracy of the material and whether it presents up-to-date information. They consider the need for the material by ANR clientele and its usefulness and appropriateness for the intended audience. They look at the organization of the submission and whether its writing is clear.
The review process, which can take from 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the length of the material, is similar to those conducted by scientific journals. The end result for authors is a peer-reviewed project that can be used as evidence of professional development in a merit and promotion package.