Reviewers

The current page describes the role of reviewers in Multiʻōlelo. In particular, guidelines for the reviewer are provided in details for potential reviewers as well as those who would like to know more about the publication process at Multiʻōlelo.

To be a reviewer, sign up here: https://airtable.com/shrXSmbhaxaMWr4MR

List of current reviewers: https://airtable.com/shrXbCvMGyTWTnkhn

Guidelines for Reviewers

Any work submitted to Multiʻōlelo will be reviewed to ensure its quality. For this reason, we seek professional readers like you who can provide us with input regarding the quality of our submitted summaries. Your review is important to help the contributors improve the quality of summary before publication, and to ensure the accuracy of the information and accessibility of the summaries to our target audiences (who are likely to be language practitioners such as teachers). 

What does the review process look like?  

The review in Multiʻōlelo is not blinded, meaning that the contributor and the reviewer will be made known to each other. This open review practice is becoming very common in many fields including psychology, highlighting the collaborative aspect of scientific endeavor.

Multiʻōlelo review process is broken down into four steps, which are summarized in the following chart.

What am I supposed to do as a reviewer of Multiʻōlelo? 

Before you agree to review a contribution, we would like you to understand the process. Here is the procedure we ask reviewers to follow: 

  1. Read the submitted summary and the original article;
  2. Evaluate the submission by filling out the review sheet (download link below);
  3. Decide whether the submission (a) is ready for publication, (b) needs (major/minor) revisions before publication, or (c) should be rejected; 
  4. Please share the completed review sheet to the contributor using the email we share, cc-ing molelo <at> hawaii.edu (replace <at> with @).
  5. Revise the summary until it is ready for publication.

What are the benefits of being a reviewer for Multiʻōlelo?

To honor your contribution, the published version of the summary will list your name as the reviewer.

Your contributions to Multiʻōlelo count as a form of community/professional service. Consider adding a section called Research Dissemination in your CV and use the template below:

Research article summary review and L1-L2 translation verification for Author, A. A (Name in L1, if applicable). (Year of publication on Multiʻōlelo). Title of Summary (Translation into English, if applicable). Multiʻōlelo Summary of Author of original article (Year of publication) in Journal/Book. link.

Example:

Research article summary review and English-Chinese translation verification for Choe, A. T (戴安). (2019). 書桌下的互動閱讀 (Interactive Reading under the Desk). Multiʻōlelo Summary of Sterponi (2007) in Linguistics and Education. multiolelo.com/2019/04/08/書桌下的互動閱讀/.