Peer assessment and review
ANROWS uses peer assessment and review as an important part of the rigorous and transparent process undertaken for assessing research and developing its publications.
ANROWS uses a rigorous peer assessment process for its grant rounds. This enables ANROWS to review grant applications and commission research impartially and based on merit. Our peer assessors are researchers, practitioners, community leaders and government policy-makers who have expert knowledge and work/have worked in the field of violence against women. ANROWS grant applications are assessed by a panel of peer assessors, and the panel’s feedback on each application is provided once the grant round has been finalised.
ANROWS has developed peer review guidelines that adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Ethical Guidelines for Peer Review to ensure that ANROWS publications are of the highest quality. At least two peer reviewers with relevant expertise assess ANROWS publications prior to their release. Peer reviewers are required to read the latest version of ANROWS Peer Reviewer Guidelines and complete an acceptance form prior to undertaking a review.