Peer review, the anonymous evaluation of our research by equals in our field, is fundamental to scholarly publishing. It can help assess the soundness of new research, arguments, critical frameworks, and methodologies. Peer review also forms the foundation of deliberations regarding tenure and promotion for academics in the United States. Thus, peer review represents one of the most critical aspects of one’s career in academia and the future of our field as a whole. This coauthored commentary assesses the politics and praxis of peer review from the point of view of Latin American and Latinx visual culture studies. How have traditional reviewing practices affected our fields in the past, and how can we improve the process of peer review going forward? Looking at this issue from our viewpoint as specialists in Latin American and Latinx art provides a unique and illuminating vista, one that has the potential to have an...
Editorial Commentary: The Politics and Praxis of Peer Review in Art History Publishing: Challenges, Ethics, and Reform
Charlene Villaseñor Black is professor of art history and Chicana/o studies at UCLA. She authored Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire (Princeton UP, 2006) and edited Tradition and Transformation: Chicana/o Art from the 1970s through the 1990s (U of Washington P, 2015).
Anna Indych-López is professor of Latin American and Latinx art at The Graduate Center and The City College at CUNY. She authored Judith F. Baca (U of Minnesota P, 2018) and Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927–1940 (U of Pittsburgh P, 2009).
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Charlene Villaseñor Black, Anna Indych-López; Editorial Commentary: The Politics and Praxis of Peer Review in Art History Publishing: Challenges, Ethics, and Reform. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 April 2022; 4 (2): 3–9. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2022.4.2.3
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