Behind the Seams

About Behind the Seams

In Behind the Seams, the editors and authors reflect on the oft-hidden path from initial submission to published piece. This feature centers on a recorded audio conversation—not an interview, but an open-ended discussion—built around observations and recollections of what stands out in the process of developing, editing, and publishing an article with JITP.

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Issue Editor Lucas Waltzer, Reviewer Steve Brier, and Managing Editor Sarah Jacobs in conversation with Issue 3 author James Richardson. Camera setup, audio setup, and technical support by Tom Harbison. Video editing by Sarah Ruth Jacobs.

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  1. @kimonizer says:

    RT @JITPedagogy: Special Video Feature: Behind the Seams with James Richardson – on the path from submission to published piece.

  2. @cunycommons says:

    MT @jitpedagogy: Special Video Feature: Behind the Seams w/ James Richardson – on the path from submission to…

  3. @JITPedagogy says:

    Special Video Feature: Behind the Seams with James Richardson – on the path from submission to published piece.


  1. […] Special Feature: Behind the Seams with James Richardson Sarah Ruth Jacobs, Luke Waltzer, and Steve Brier […]

  2. Introduction says:

    […] Richardson also joined JiTP Managing Editor Sarah Ruth Jacobs, Issue Three Editor Luke Waltzer, and … to discuss the path of his essay from initial submission through multiple revisions and ultimately to publication. This conversation revealed much about the editorial process of JiTP, and captured nicely what we see as the strengths and weaknesses of our fledgling enterprise. We’re enthusiastically committed to supporting authors who’ve chosen to cast their lot with a new journal. That support requires attentive, detailed feedback that reflects both rigorous standards and a sensitivity to the author’s original intent. It also means making sure authors know where they stand vis a vis the publication process and rewarding their commitment to seeing the piece through with commensurate responsiveness. As you’ll see from the conversation, we sometimes succeeded in this and sometimes did not. Our failures reflected an editorial process that has not yet worked out its kinks and a kitchen that sometimes featured several cooks working overlapping shifts. But what we’re ultimately most pleased about is James’ sense that the editorial process helped him reflect more dispassionately about a topic he acknowledges is “deeply personal,” while producing an essay that argues forcefully — and in ways the editorial collective of JiTP supports — for certain structural changes within the academy. […]

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