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Writing for Restoration

This is the second of a two-part series by Terrence Sampson. Terrence was incarcerated in 1989 at the age of 12, and is now serving the 25th year of a 30-year sentence. He has recently begun to pursue restoration through … Continue reading

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Publishing from Prison

In an invited two-part series on Publication, Terrence Sampson describes the practices of publishing as constrained by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Terrence has been incarcerated since the age of 12, and currently writes from Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, … Continue reading

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Adding Insult to Desk Rejection

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews!  A journal editor writes: Thank you for submitting your paper. We have decided that we … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews! File this crowd-sourced contribution under “infuriating.”   Reviewer A: Much of the manuscript consists of … Continue reading

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Perfunctory Perfunction

In this recurring feature, the IPRH blog shares excerpts from readers’ reports.   Q:  Is the significance of this research explained relative to the existing literature? A:  In a very minimal way. Q:  Are there adequate references to other research? … Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Peer Review and Its Discontents

Our next contribution to the theme of Publication comes from Maria Bonn. Maria has long been involved in digital publishing, having served as director of the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office, and, more recently, associate university librarian for publishing … Continue reading

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Slow Conversations

Jonathan Green received his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 2003, and is currently teaching German at the University of North Dakota. He is the author of Printing and Prophesy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450–1550, and offers some reflections … Continue reading

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Pretention without Irony

The IPRH blog is highlighting excerpts from readers’ reports! Here’s the first in our series. The authors have peppered the text unnecessarily with the pretentious language of academics. This is done without irony but with misplaced obedience to an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Braille and Brush

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Thinking Broadly About Publishing and the Academy

The first contribution to our theme of Publication comes from Derek Attig, who recently defended his doctoral dissertation in History at the University of Illinois. His invited post explores different practices of writing and publishing. —bM Earlier this year, I … Continue reading

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