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.”

Identities in Peer Review: #peerreviewweek21

It’s been quiet around here for summer while I took two months off to drive around the country to visit friends and family I had not seen in years because of the pandemic. But I’m back at it and have plenty more stories to share with you. But before then, ACRL is hosting a webcastContinue reading “Identities in Peer Review: #peerreviewweek21”

In Print! Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry

It is with excitement and a joyful anxiety that I break our regular programming to share this news: Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry is now available for purchase in the ALA Store! (It’s also an OA book, downloadable here.) This book project is what prompted me to continue to gather andContinue reading “In Print! Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry”

…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…”

The system was meant for me

This post is the second in a series of three comprising Hannah Gascho Rempel’s story. The first post, When you look at a body of literature…, discussed some of Hannah’s current involvement and curiosities about scholarly publishing, stemming from the history of scholarly publishing, to her experiences as an editor. In this second story part,Continue reading “The system was meant for me”

Quality Check or Mentorship?

Today’s post is the third of three in a series from Laura Saunders, a professor of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. The first part of her story, Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process, unpacked her approach to teaching peer review in the classroom. In theContinue reading “Quality Check or Mentorship?”

Over time I just learned how to give better feedback in general

Today’s post is the second in a series of three parts that comprise Laura’s story. The first part, Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process, unpacked her approach to teaching peer review in the classroom. The portion of our conversation shared in this post discusses Laura’s experiences asContinue reading “Over time I just learned how to give better feedback in general”

Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process

This story comes from Laura Saunders, a professor at the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. We spoke in late July of 2020. This story will be published in three parts. This first chapter discusses Laura’s approach to teaching peer review in the classroom. As you read through Laura’s story, you may findContinue reading “Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process”

“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.””