Rachael LevayMar 25, 2021
University Press Submissions and the Peer Review
A Discussion with Rachael Levay
New Books Network 2021
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In this episode you’ll hear about: acquiring manuscripts, what editors do, and how the peer review process works.
Our guest is: Rachael Levay, the acquisitions editor at University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press.
Your host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality.
Listeners to this episode might be interested in:
- The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman
- From Dissertation to Book by William Germano
- Association of University Presses Subject Area Grid. These documents list every publishing subject area and which university presses have historically acquired in them and are still acquiring in them. It’s a fabulous research tool when thinking about which press to submit one’s work to.
- Platypus: The Blog of the Humanities Common Team. “Rethinking Scholarly Communication: Open Peer Review” details a 2019 Twitter chat about what open peer review looks like currently and could look like in the future.
- ASK UP: Authors Seeking Knowledge from University Presses. This Association of University Presses site offers answers to many common questions about finding a publisher, working through the process, and more.
- A discussion of stylish academic writing
- A discussion about university presses