September 23, 2012 by Peter Gratton
Jon Cogburn makes some points on peer reviewing grad student papers here. I can’t speak to all of his points (a good editor or set of editors should take care of the problem of “idiot-proofing” Jon cites), but I will say that revise and resubmit is really much better than young scholars think. Basically most journals will then give you a roadmap to get it through; if you do that, then you should be in, unless something further is up with your paper. At Society and Space, it’s actually part of our conversation not to waste author’s time with an R&R if we don’t think it could do that, and I know other journals operate that way, too.