Student-driven literature reviews (part 2)

Sustainability Logbook

By: Henrik von Wehrden

This blog entry is a follow-up to Chris’s perspective (Part 1) on our joined review efforts. But let me back up first, and explain how I got into reviews to begin with. My first review started out of the frustration of an inadequate understanding of the literature, and contained a few thousand papers that I reviewed all alone. I greatly enjoyed the process despite all the suffering, yet this was back during my PhD, when I somehow had more time. When I entered my assistant professorship it dawned pretty quickly on me that from now on I cannot shoulder such a workload alone. Also, would other people not gain experience by reviewing papers as well? This was the point when I perceived the general idea of a student driven review.

What was now the most crucial point being the fact that I was in the perfect…

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