Abstract

This provocation aims at triggering a debate about the harsh review culture that is currently plaguing our discipline. Based on personal experience and exemplary instances brought from the protective anonymity of reviewing and the darkness of individual pain into the public it conceptualizes said culture as a symptom for a bigger issue in the execution and role of scholarly work in the competitive and largely unproductive climate which dominates our present-day academic community. After an introductory presentation and statement, I invite and encourage others to actively participate and share their perspectives, provocations, and stories to collectively develop strategies to improve the situation for the benefit of the scholarly community and beyond. Contributions can take verbal and written form, may be documented through audio recording, and may possibly build the basis for joint submissions to the newly revived debate section in the Communications of the AIS.

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Jun 14th, 12:00 AM

THE HARSH REVIEW CULTURE IN OUR DISCIPLINE A SYMPTOM FOR A BIGGER ISSUE?!?

This provocation aims at triggering a debate about the harsh review culture that is currently plaguing our discipline. Based on personal experience and exemplary instances brought from the protective anonymity of reviewing and the darkness of individual pain into the public it conceptualizes said culture as a symptom for a bigger issue in the execution and role of scholarly work in the competitive and largely unproductive climate which dominates our present-day academic community. After an introductory presentation and statement, I invite and encourage others to actively participate and share their perspectives, provocations, and stories to collectively develop strategies to improve the situation for the benefit of the scholarly community and beyond. Contributions can take verbal and written form, may be documented through audio recording, and may possibly build the basis for joint submissions to the newly revived debate section in the Communications of the AIS.

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