signal/noise open peer review process
Our process is borrowed from our sibling organization, the FemBot Collective, who initiated an open peer review for their journal, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology. Along with FemBot, we believe that scholarship is a collective effort, and we are “committed to a transparent, productive, and rigorous peer review process.”
signal/noise is a publication for excellent student work generated in the context of FemTechNet’s Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC). We seek to publish a broad range of work across disciplines, genres and experience. Our hope is that signal/noise will be a destination for authors/makers and readers/players/audiences interested in feminist work—and by ‘feminist’ we mean intersectional and assemblaged analyses informed by critical race and ethnic studies, disability studies and crip theory, decolonizing, anti-colonial and post-colonial, transgender and women’s, gender and queer studies—in science, technology and media studies and related fields and praxes.
signal/noise is an extension of the distributed, open, collaborative pedagogies that energize and structure FemTechNet’s DOCC. We want to keep in mind that signal/noise is a publication for student work. By definition, student work is work that is created in the context of learning, and thus the review process is meant to be part of the learning experience, towards a goal of publication. For this reason we rely on peer editors (faculty, students and other FemTechNet members) to respond to the contributions we receive and to help the publication process by offering respectful, constructive feedback.
The signal/noise editorial collective is made up of FemTechNet participants including students, faculty and other members. Lead DOCC faculty editor: Prof. Cricket Keating.
Here is our process:
The following notes for Authors & Reviewers are adapted from Ada.
Notes for Authors:
Notes for Reviewers:
Please contact FTNPedProCom@gmail.com if you would like to participate in the peer review process as a reviewer.