2020, issue 44, Alan Warde: The Reviews sections of journals have been until recently the principal vehicle for the communication and evaluation of sociological monographs. If, as it seems, they are becoming obsolete, how else can critical reviews of these primary forms of sociological scholarship be made systematically available?
2018, issue 42, Alan Warde: Peer review is the foundation for the legitimacy of academic knowledge, a process without which modern science could not function. Yet, in my experience, no one is ever taught explicitly how to do it. It is one of the many aspects of professional practice which we pick up on the job, a product of tacit understanding and contingent exposure rather than focused learning.