PUBLISH WITH US
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RavenSpace contains powerful, flexible tools to help authors, publishers, and other users pursue diverse knowledge goals.
We will add resources to this page as they reach completion.
Producing multimedia work collaboratively is a challenging form of scholarship. The results are sophisticated, but the process should be transparent and accessible. RavenSpace is preparing a comprehensive toolkit for authors, including guidelines for preparing a proposal, tips for writing a digital multi-path book, what you need to know about permissions, and what you need to know about using media.
RavenSpace offers publishers of Indigenous studies the benefits of association while respecting the independence of their imprints. Through RavenSpace, publishers gain:
- A highly reputable platform with a wide audience
- Guidance on best practices
- The opportunity for collaboration with other member publishers
ABOUT PEER REVIEW
Scholarly peer review
The purpose of peer review is to assess the quality and originality of each work and provide critical feedback to help shape excellent books that appeal to their intended audiences. RavenSpace publications undergo a rigorous selection, review, and development process. The peer review is conducted according to each university press’s requirements and is aligned with the Best Practices for Peer Review set out by the Association of University Presses.
Community peer review (Community-based consultation)
RavenSpace seeks to extend the collaborative relationships of research and authoring into the publication process and to publish works that are meaningful and relevant for distinct communities of readers, both inside and outside academia, and specifically Indigenous peoples. It recognizes that expertise resides in many places and that publications benefit from Indigenous consultation or review beyond collaborative authorship. Because of the varied nature of collaborative relationships and the diversity in Indigenous customs, laws, and approaches to intellectual property and cultural heritage uses, flexibility is essential; the form of review and consultation responds to the nature of community protocols and the needs of each publication.