New Peer Review Panel Established: Other Disciplines Journals
A new Panel for the Other Disciplines journals was officially appointed and met for the first time virtually on 02 October 2020. Prof Robin Crewe, Chair of the Committee on Scholarly Publishing (CSPiSA), chaired the orientation meeting.
The meeting began with an orientation on the peer review process, followed by an in-depth discussion, led by Prof Robin Crewe and the Scholarly Publishing Programme Director, Mrs Susan Veldsman. Roles and responsibilities of panel members were clarified; and the format of the report was explained to panellists. The panel discussed the process and cleared any potential conflicts of interest. Chair and Vice-Chair were appointed for the panel and conveners were appointed for each sub-group within the disciplinary groupings. The sub-groups include: Geography & Population, Gender, Health, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Other fields. The sub-groups were tasked with providing names of potential reviewers for the journals. Each group will produce a consolidated list of reviewers. ASSAf’s secretariat will check that there are no potential conflicts of interest before inviting and appointing three reviewers to review each journal.