Diversity & Inclusion in Peer Review

An AUPresses Conversation

peerreviewweek logo 2018 v1Peer review is both the bedrock of scholarly publishing and a process that needs tending, like any other. The 2018 Peer Review Week theme of Diversity & Inclusion spotlights the concern that this process needs to be enriched by a range of viewpoints and more inclusive of scholars with different backgrounds and training.

The Acquisitions Editorial and Journals Committees of the Association of University Presses hosted a conversation about diversity and inclusion in peer review Thursday, September 20, 2018. (The recording will ask to launch Adobe Connect.)

We will frankly discuss the factors and considerations that go into selecting peer reviewers, the challenges of increasing diversity, the differences in the process of selecting peer reviewers for journals v. books, the similarities and differences between STEM and HSS peer review, and other issues relating to the goal of creating fair and legitimate peer review processes that stand the test of time and scholarly rigor.


  • Christie Henry, director at Princeton University Press and chair of the AUPresses Task Force on Gender, Equity, and Cultures of Respect;
  • Stephen Hull, director, University of New Mexico Press;
  • Emily Taylor, journals manager at the Ohio State University Press and member of the AUPresses Journals Committee;
  • Clark Whitehorn, executive editor at the University of New Mexico Press and chair of the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee.

View the recorded session here: https://aupresses.adobeconnect.com/psxzl0u7af16/