What the Current Editorial Team Values in Reviews for JRME

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  • | 2 University of Maryland
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  • | 4 University of Wisconsin–Madison

In the last issue’s editorial (Herbst et al., 2022b), we elaborated on the role that the practice of peer-reviewing manuscripts plays in building the field of research in mathematics education. In this editorial, we complement those notes by revisiting the review process from a perspective more centered on the relationship between reviewers and the JRME editorial team, and how that relationship furthers the journal’s proactive work of building the field. If the last editorial spoke about the relationship between reviewers and authors—namely, how reviews can be educative as well as welcoming—this editorial addresses complementary themes in

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We acknowledge valuable comments on a previous version by Tutita Casa, Teddy Chao, Vilma Mesa, and Eva Thanheiser.

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  • Herbst, P., Chazan, D., Crespo, S., Matthews, P. G., & Lichtenstein, E. K. (2022a). How manuscripts can contribute to research on mathematics education: An expansive look at basic research in our field. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 53(1), 29. https://doi.org/10.5951/jresematheduc-2021-0191

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  • Herbst, P., Chazan, D., Crespo, S., Matthews, P. G., & Lichtenstein, E. K. (2022b). The practice of reviewing and its proactive role in building the field of mathematics education research. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 53(3), 174180. https://doi.org/10.5951/jresematheduc-2022-0013

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  • Mesa, V., Bakker, A., Venkat, H., Wagner, D., Bikner-Ahsbahs, A., FitzSimons, G., Gutiérrez, Á., Meaney, T., Prediger, S., Radford, L., & Van Dooren, W. (2021). Writing reviews: Perspectives from the editors of Educational Studies in Mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 108(3), 419428. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-021-10114-4

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  • Mesa, V., & Wagner, D. (2019). Behind the door: A critical look at the process of publication in Educational Studies in Mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 101(3), 301324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-019-09900-y

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  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2022). Characteristics of a high-quality JRME manuscript. https://pubs.nctm.org/fileasset/Characteristics%20of%20a%20JRME%20article.pdf

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