Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Experts

From the Scholarly Kitchen (January 18, 2023):

 Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Experts

"Today’s guest post is a recap of the recent SSP webinar, “Ask the Experts: AI in Publishing”, held on October 6, 2022 by the moderator, Anita de Waard, who is VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier.

Re: An Anti-Racist Reviewing Heuristic

Thanks for these insightful guidelines, which could potentially help minimize all forms of bias, including ableism. My writing has sometimes been criticized for traits which stem from my MS-induced neurodivergence. Although the anonymous reviewers were (presumably) unaware of my disabilities, such criticisms nonetheless struck me as ableist insofar as they targeted ways that my brain functions differently. The heuristic is a powerful way to encourage reviewers to be more accepting of diverse forms of self-expression, prose style, and structure.

Re: An Anti-Racist Reviewing Heuristic

Thanks, but perhaps I missed something Emily. I would love to look at the Scenarios/Stories, as over a half century of various service evaluating candidates and submissions, as well as scholar activism, I have been accused of almost every bias, and have occasionally made similar claims regarding my own situation(s). I assume the complaints collected are only of negative outcomes; Biases that result in positive ones probably are not in the collection. I ask only because I know it (bias in evaluations) is a constant problem.

Bell on Luey, 'Handbook for Academic Authors: How to Navigate the Publishing Process, sixth edition'

Guest post from Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.


Book review by Aurora Bell, acquisitions editor, University of South Carolina Press.

Beth Luey, Handbook for Academic Authors: How to Navigate the Publishing Process, sixth edition (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Re: An Anti-Racist Reviewing Heuristic

Without undue disclosure, can you provide some examples of a racially or otherwise biased review? As someone who a great deal of editing and reviewing, my sense is if it walks like a duck... which is not especially helpful to those who aren't already disposed to understand the pervasive biases in our business. thanks,

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