The NRCEC 2020 Planning Committee invites you to apply to be a peer reviewer. Reviewers play a key role in ensuring the high quality and relevance of the presentations at the conference. Reviewers read and rate proposals submitted in response to the Call for Presentations.
Reviewers for NRCEC 2020 must possess both:
- Experience and understanding of early childhood research and evaluation design/methods, and;
- Knowledge of early childhood practice for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
If you are selected to be a reviewer, our easily accessible Web-based system will allow you to review assigned submissions and enter your scores and brief written comments online. We will hold a reviewer orientation webinar from 2:00-3:00 p.m. eastern time December 9, 2019. All reviewers must either attend live or watch the archived webinar prior to starting their reviews, even if they have reviewed for the conference before. Assigned submissions will be available online by December 9, 2019 and reviews must be completed by January 6, 2020.
We anticipate assigning each reviewer approximately 6−9 proposals; you may be assigned multiple types of submissions (i.e., posters, paper symposium, and poster symposium submissions). Submissions for individual posters will be 3–5 pages each. Submissions for paper and poster symposia will involve review of a 3–5 page introductory statement as well as 3–5 page summaries for each of the papers/posters within the symposium.
Please note that serving as a reviewer is a much appreciated but voluntary activity. Your name will be printed in the conference program and you will be recognized as a group at a conference plenary session with our gratitude for lending your expertise to this worthwhile endeavor.
Reviewer Application Process
To apply to be a reviewer, please sign-up online following the instructions below by the deadline of December 2, 2019. Applying to be a reviewer is a quick two-phase process:
Enter your personal information (first and last name, email address, academic degree, title/position, and organization/institution) and to select your areas of expertise. Once your personal information has been submitted, you will receive an email that provides instructions about, and access to, phase two of the reviewer application process.
Click on the link provided in the email message received after completing phase 1 (submitting your personal information) to access the portion of the reviewer application site that allows you to review and agree to the Peer Reviewer Terms and to upload your CV. Please note that your application to be a reviewer is not considered complete until you have agreed to the peer reviewer terms and uploaded your CV. As a final step, please put the reviewer orientation date on your calendar (2:00 to 3:00 pm eastern time on December 9th)!
For questions or more information about applying to be a reviewer, please contact Leah Dillard at (202) 774-1057 or email email@example.com.