How to Review for IRA Books and E-ssentials:

  • Invitation. You will be e-mailed an invitation to review a manuscript.
  • Response. Indicate that you agree, decline, or are unavailable to review by clicking the response link in the invitation or by contacting IRA publications staff. Once you respond, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this e-mail, contact publications staff. You may receive reminders until your response is confirmed.
  • Confirmation. When you agree to review, your confirmation e-mail will provide the review deadline and your log-in information for Manuscript Central, the online review system. (This log-in may differ from your IRA website log-in; these are separate systems.) The manuscript will then be listed in your Reviewer Center.
  • Extensions. If you are unable to return a review by the deadline, contact publications staff about an extension.
  • Reassignment. If you miss the deadline and have not contacted staff, the manuscript will be assigned to another reviewer.
  • Comments. Prepare your comments offline, then copy and paste them into your online score sheet. When working online, click on “Save as Draft” often to save your comments. This will also allow you to return later and complete the review.
  • Complete your review. Click on “Submit” at the bottom of the score sheet. You will then receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your review. You can follow the progress of manuscripts you have reviewed by logging into your Reviewer Center.
  • Revisions. If an author is invited to revise and resubmit a manuscript, every effort will be made to send the revision to the same reviewers who commented on the original submission.

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