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Writing a Good Peer Review in Family and Consumer Sciences


  • Author’s Note: Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano, PhD, CFLE, is an Associate Professor in the School of FCS, HDFS Program at Bowling Green State University. Please address correspondence to Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; e-mail:


The purpose of this paper was to illustrate how to write a good peer review. The paper provided defintions of peer reviews and blind reviews. It also provides an understanding of what to include in a peer review. Moreover, it recommends how to write a qualitative and quantitative peer review and different factors to avoid. The paper also illustrates how to write a review for a conceptual article. The paper concludes on how the peer review process contributes to scholarship and how the process makes a difference.