Part of Peer Review Week 2020
Trust is a crucial element of successful peer review. Acquisitions editors, authors, readers, and Faculty Board members need to trust that all parties have approached the process in good faith, with the goal of making each manuscript into the best book it can be. But what happens when elitism, sexism, racism, classism, and colonial and gatekeeping mindsets disrupt the process? How can we, as editors, cultivate a peer review process that empowers and respects authors and readers, editors and board members, while at the same time reflects the values of university presses as well as new directions and priorities? Can we use peer review to change time-honored traditions that intentionally and/or unintentionally reinforce hierarchy? Is it time to revolutionize peer review? Join us as we contemplate revolt, reform, and consider the always difficult but exciting topic of peer review.
Kyle Gipson, Assistant Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press
Chris Robinson, Commissioning Editor, Journals, Cambridge University Press
Kerry Webb, Senior Editor, University of Texas Press
Debbie Gershenowitz, Executive Editor, University of North Carolina Press
Peggy Solic, Acquisitions Editor, Syracuse University Press.