Become a Reviewer

Expectations  of a WAC Repository Reviewer

  • Expect to review one to three submissions a year.
  • Return reviews in about one month. 
  • Work with the editors to submit the review paperwork as needed.
  • Offer constructive comments and make recommendations for publication.

Reviewer responsibilities to submitters

  • Provide constructive feedback in a timely manner on the merits and value of the work.
  • Indicate the strengths and weaknesses (avoid personal criticism) of the submissions taking into consideration the WAC Repository’s readership.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the review process.

Reviewer responsibilities to editors

  • Respond to editor’s reviewing request in a timely manner.
  • Comply with the review instructions on the expectations for the scope, content, strategies and quality of review.
  • Provide thoughtful, fair and specific critique of the submissions.
  • Recommend acceptance, accept with minor revisions, accept with major revisions, or rejection with proper rationale.


  • Some experience in editing/reviewing work.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with WAC work or WAC scholarship.
  • Professionalism to meet review deadlines and perform ethically during the review process .
  • Successful publications in WAC are a plus.


Link to Application Form