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1. Prospective authors
are invited to contact theSoundboard-Scholar
Editor, at email@example.com, 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
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. At the point of
submission, it is the responsibility of the author remove the author’s name,
submitting the Work. The Editor then passes 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
8. By submitting an article to be published in GFA’s Soundboard
Scholar Author agrees that the article is to be published solely in Soundboard
Scholar and said article is not to be published in parallel in any other forum,
either print or electronic media of any sort.
9. Foreign language articles are encouraged. In addition,
previously published foreign language articles not currently available in
English translations are also encouraged. Acceptance of these is contingent
upon accurate and available translations.
Peer Review Committee currently consists of: Walter Clark, Peter Danner,
Anthony Glise, Thomas Heck, William Krause and Robert Trent (GFA