Saturday, October 16, 2010


For your entertainment, these are unedited quotations from the first few sentences of the blind reviews of an article submitted to an academic journal:
Review 1

Thank you for the opportunity to review this article. Although it is well written, it would need major revisions before being published.
Review 2

I recommend publishing this without revisions. It is informative, provocative, and provides important insight on both historical and current military issues. I am impressed with the author’s research and ability to synthesize a great deal of material into a clear and coherent essay.
The editors want a revise and resubmit.

That, my friends, is publishing.

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