2013 Managing Your Editorial Board

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One of the shared realities for all university presses is the faculty committee or advisory board that oversees presses' scholarly publications. The exact role of the committee varies from press to press. In this panel, the participants will discuss a range of committee issues, such as how one might convince a conventional editorial board to sign off on a fishing guide or a cookbook, or justifying peer reviewers who are chefs, journalists, or gardeners rather than Ph.Ds. Panelists will also discuss rebuilding or repairing the committee–press relationship with an emphasis on maintaining strong relationships and ensuring that committees know they are a vital asset.

Chair: W. Clark Whitehorn, Editor-in-Chief, University of New Mexico Press

Panelists: Shannon Davies, Louise Lindsey Merrick Editor for the Natural Environment, Texas A&M University Press

Derek Krissoff, Editor-in-Chief, University of Nebraska Press

Charles Myers, Associate Director and Senior Editor, University Press of Kansas

Please feel free to add notes or responses to the session in this section. You can also post presentation files. Find out how.


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