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Is There Linguistic Bias in Academic Publication?

The language you use to express yourself, your form and style of communication, and even the examples you use have a direct impact on how your research is perceived in your field and adopted among your peers.

But what if breakthrough and innovative research is being rejected by reviewers simply because it isn't written in 'standard English?'

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Erik Reardon
Reviewer: 
Zachary Bennett

Bennett on Reardon, 'Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast)'

Erik Reardon. Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. 192 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-584-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-585-1

Author: 
Ariel Ron
Reviewer: 
Andrew Watson

Watson on Ron, 'Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic'

Ariel Ron. Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic. Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 308 pp. $59.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-3933-4; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-3932-7.

Author: 
Richard Rhodes
Reviewer: 
Rachel Lanier Taylor

Taylor on Rhodes, 'Energy: A Human History'

Richard Rhodes. Energy: A Human History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Illustrations. 512 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-0535-7

Reviewed by Rachel Lanier Taylor (University of Washington) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Christopher P. Barton, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emma Verstraete

Verstraete on Barton, 'Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism'

Christopher P. Barton, ed. Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 266 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6673-8

Author: 
Gina G. Warren
Reviewer: 
Catherine Oliver

Oliver on Warren, 'Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement'

Gina G. Warren. Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. 272 pp. $24.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-295-74863-4; $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74862-7.

Reviewed by Catherine Oliver (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Ross, 'Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Title: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Author: Corey Ross

Commentators: Iftekhar Iqbal, Meredith McKittrick, Richard Tucker

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Title: The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China

Author: Ling Zhang

Commentators: Robert B. Marks, Maya Peterson, Yan Gao, Donald Worster

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Fullilove, 'The Profit of the Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Title: The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Author: Courtney Fullilove

Commentators: Deborah Fitzgerald, B. R. Cohen, Jenny Leigh Smith, Jeremy Vetter

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Melillo, 'Strangers on Familiar Soil,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Title: Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Author: Edward Dallam Melillo,

Commentators: Ian Tyrrell, Jared Farmer, Tiago Saraiva

Editor: Christopher F. Jones