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1. Prospective authors
are invited to contact the Soundboard-Scholar
Editor, who will make a preliminary review of the proposed work (hereafter,
Work). If the Work is determined to fit the series, it will be
assigned to a member(s) of the Soundboard-Scholar Peer Review Committee or
other individual(s) with both editorial skills and subject knowledge of the
area addressed by the Work. Normally a member of the Soundboard-Scholar Peer
Review Committee, or other assigned reader will assist the Author, if approved,
in finalizing the Work for final submission and peer review. This process is to
afford opportunities and to assist Master’s and Doctoral candidates.
2. The formatting of the
Work should be in conformity with the established Style Sheet for the series,
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: MLA,
Its conventions are
summarized in various online .pdf documents provided by helpful academic
librarians. Here is a 4-page exemplar from the Bowling Green State University
3. The Soundboard-Scholar
Editor, upon receipt of the Work as finalized by the Author and the
Acquisitions Editor, will normally remove the author’s name and pass the Work
on to a minimum of two peer reviewers for a blind review. Blind review may be
waived in cases where the Authors are relatively early in their careers and
would have had no contact with the peer reviewers. This waiver could
apply, for example, to students whose revised Master’s and Doctoral theses
might be under review for publication in the series.
4. The referees will read
the Work, evaluating its methodology, credibility, and originality. They
will report their findings back to the Soundboard-Scholar Editor. Their responses
will be submitted as written comments under one of three headings:
a) Acceptable to publish.
b) Acceptable to publish,
provided that the following clarifications or revisions are made.
c) Not acceptable for the
5. The Soundboard-Scholar
Editor will relay the results of the peer review to the Author and Acquisitions
Editor without disclosing the names of the reviewers. If appropriate, the
Acquisitions Editor will work with the Author to address any needed revisions.
6. Resubmission of the
a) If the
"clarifications or revisions” (4.b.) are relatively minor, the
Acquisitions Editor will work with the Author to see that they are incorporated
into the final draft of the Work. The latter will be sent to the
Soundboard-Scholar Editor with an accompanying letter from the Author
explaining how the referees’ concerns were addressed.
b) If the necessary
"clarifications or revisions” are substantial, the Soundboard-Scholar
Editor will consult with the Acquisitions Editor to discuss whether, in
fairness to all, another blind review would be prudent after the requested
revisions are made. If so, normally the same referees who first
reviewed the Work would be asked to review the revised Work.
7. Upon successful
completion of the peer review process, the Soundboard-Scholar Editor will
arrange with the Executive Editor for publication of the title in the GFA
Peer Review Committee currently consists of: Walter Clark, Peter Danner,
Anthony Glise, Thomas Heck, William Krause and Robert Trent (GFA