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  Marc Edge, 2011
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Writing articles for scholarly journals is a bit like writing articles for a newspaper or magazine. After all, you have to get them past a snarly editor. But in addition to that you have to endure peer review, which means also satisfying several other scholars, each with their own ideas about what should be in your article. Suffice it to say the whole process can be a bit vexing sometimes. But like most university educators, I am charged to "publish or perish." Luckily, having written a million or so words for publication during a twenty-year career as a journalist, I have learned to make nice with editors. Now I am learning to satisfy reviewers as well.