Quality in Peer Review

An AUPresses Conversation

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Thursday, September 19, 4 p.m. EDT

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The Acquisitions Editorial Committee of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) invites you to join a conversation about quality in peer review at 4 p.m. (EDT) on September 19, 2019.

This panel will bring together editors and academics whose work in book and journal publication will help us understand the different facets of "quality" in peer review. We will address the perennial issues related to the selection of appropriate reviewers and editorial delivery of peer review reports. We will then discuss the increasing complexity and potential of peer review in light of open review and digital projects.


Cheryl Ball, Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University Library System
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University
Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director, MIT Press
Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press


Beth Bouloukos, Director of the Amherst College Press and Lever Press, and Chair of the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee.

Viewers can join at https://aupresses.adobeconnect.com/peerreviewweek2019/ and use the chat box to pose questions of our discussants.

The session will be hosted on Adobe Connect. Please test your connection before the hangout:

The session is public, so please feel free to share widely.

For those who will be unable to join due to time zone, travel, or holiday schedules, we will be posting the session recording as soon as possible.