Sustaining diversity and independence in scholarly publishing.

My opening proposition: Peer review at its finest is an act of extraordinary generosity and is capable of engendering generosity in its wake.

Before I go further, though, let me acknowledge that I have, like all academic authors, been on...

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I have to admit that I’m new to the celebration of Peer Review Week, now in its fifth year, but not new to peer review or the concept of Quality that’s the focus of this year’s observance. I have always held great respect for the process of peer...

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If you wish to send a chill through an audience of graduate students and young scholars, just mention the custom among academic tribes known as “Publish or Perish.” Horror stories of punitive departmental and campus review committees often extend...

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“Do not publish this book!”

This is the shortest peer review I’ve ever received, and by far, the most direct. In five short words, it spoke volumes. I can’t tell you who wrote it—that would violate a trust—but I can tell you the book...

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The age-old academic adage of "publish or perish" still exists. Publishing a book can play a critical role in the future of any academic. However, one piece of that important puzzle plays an important role in the journals published by the JHU...

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Water scarcity affects four of 10 people around the globe. Ninety percent of all natural disasters are water-related. The year is 2019, and we live in a highly connected world with endless technology at our fingertips, yet more than two billion...

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