It has to be about the material and whether it’s furthering the conversation

This is the second in a series of three presenting Debbie’s story. In the first part, Debbie shared her experiences submitting to a Canadian journal and one international in scope. Both of her experiences were positive, and she felt that the communication and transparency of the journal systems were a part of that. In thisContinue reading “It has to be about the material and whether it’s furthering the conversation”

Clear about process. I think that’s the most important thing.

This is the first in a series of Debbie Schachter’s story. At the time of this interview, in August 2020, Debbie was the University Librarian at a small teaching university in North Vancouver, BC. Debbie has had a wide range of experience in libraries and beyond, including in the news media and social services. HerContinue reading “Clear about process. I think that’s the most important thing.”

…but it’s this false community conversation then…

This is the third in a series of three posts that comprise Hannah Gascho Rempel’s story. In her first story part, When you look at a body of literature…, Hannah discussed her recent ties to scholarly publishing, investigating its history, as well as her experiences as a journal editor. In her second story part, TheContinue reading “…but it’s this false community conversation then…”

“I feel like at its best, peer review should be an honest review by colleagues or peers of the value of your work.”

This is the third and final installment of my conversation with Sarah, following up on “…this was a thing that really meant a lot to me and so it really hurt a lot when I got these comments that were just basically that it was terrible” and “…you have to just figure out the rulesContinue reading ““I feel like at its best, peer review should be an honest review by colleagues or peers of the value of your work.””

“…this was a thing that really meant a lot to me and so it really hurt a lot when I got these comments that were just basically that it was terrible.”

This is the first in a series of three sharing Sarah Ward’s story. Sarah and I spoke in July 2020. The air was hot, the pandemic was raging, and we both agreed we were happy to be discussing something other than COVID-19 or strategies for remote teaching and learning. Sarah Ward Pronouns: She/her/hers Position: AssociateContinue reading ““…this was a thing that really meant a lot to me and so it really hurt a lot when I got these comments that were just basically that it was terrible.””

“I am sure that there are many voices that are being excluded because they can’t surmount some invisible hurdle that we don’t necessarily have justification for.” On power and privilege

This post is the fourth in a series of four sharing Amanda Nichols Hess’s story with publishing, peer review, and thoughts on open peer review. (Her first chapter, “Did I just get a dissertation that is completely worthless…” discusses feelings of imposter syndrome both as a newer writer, and as an experienced one. Her secondContinue reading ““I am sure that there are many voices that are being excluded because they can’t surmount some invisible hurdle that we don’t necessarily have justification for.” On power and privilege”

“Peer review should be a formative feedback process”: collaboration and mentoring

This post is the third in a series of four sharing Amanda Nichols Hess’s story with publishing, peer review, and thoughts on open peer review. (Her first chapter, “Did I just get a dissertation that is completely worthless…” discusses feelings of imposter syndrome both as a newer writer, and as an experienced one. Her secondContinue reading ““Peer review should be a formative feedback process”: collaboration and mentoring”

“I think in seeing other people’s work, it’s reinforced in me what I find as an author to be valuable”- Reflections on refereeing

This post is the second in a series of four sharing Amanda Nichols Hess’s story with publishing, peer review, and thoughts on open peer review. (Her first chapter, “Did I just get a dissertation that is completely worthless…” discusses feelings of imposter syndrome both as a newer writer, and as an experienced one.) Amanda andContinue reading ““I think in seeing other people’s work, it’s reinforced in me what I find as an author to be valuable”- Reflections on refereeing”

“Did I just get a dissertation that is completely worthless? Do I know what I’m doing?” – The pendulum swing of imposter syndrome

This post is the first in a series of four sharing Amanda Nichols Hess’s story with publishing, peer review, and thoughts on open peer review. Amanda and I spoke in late July, 2020. She was the first person I interviewed this summer, after I re-opened a call for interviews. In this chapter of her story,Continue reading ““Did I just get a dissertation that is completely worthless? Do I know what I’m doing?” – The pendulum swing of imposter syndrome”