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Readers' Reports on Book MSS: Writing and Utilizing Advice

This advice derives from a 2014 Career Session with (Chair) Tracy C. Davis (Northwestern University), LeAnn Fields (University of Michigan Press), Paige McGinley (Washington University), Heather Nathans (Tufts University), and Marc Robinson (Yale University). Special thanks to Leah Englund Brick for framing these notes.

Advice to presses is one form of (blind) academic peer review. This panel was convened to explain how reports are utilized by presses and authors, advise scholars on how to frame reports constructively, and guide authors’ responses to reports.

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