This is forwarded from the H-Net blog "Feeding the Elephant" on the H-Net Book Channel.
On September 25, join five university press editors to discuss “Trust in Peer Review” at 12 PM ET. 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.
*Advance registration is required. Please register here.*
The session will be held using Zoom. The URL to access the session will be provided in your registration confirmation email.