One of the ways in which the Dickey Center supports Dartmouth faculty and scholarship is through our highly-successful Manuscript Review Program. Supporting over 50 scholarly publications since its creation, the Manuscript Review Program provides helpful and timely feedback to faculty preparing monographs or other similarly large academic works prior to submission for publication.
The Dickey Center Manuscript Review Program is open to all Dartmouth faculty with manuscripts that are near completion, but still in a position to benefit from peer review and comment. Given sufficient demand, preference is given to non-tenured faculty. Focus is on manuscripts aligning with the mission and scope of the John Sloan Dickey Center: to advance or enhance scholarship and policy interests dedicated to greater international understanding and global engagement.
Manuscripts selected for participation in the review program are copied and distributed to specified Dartmouth faculty and two external reviewers identified by the author. The Dickey Center then arranges the Manuscript Review Seminar in which all readers gather to discuss the work and assist the author in developing strategies for the manuscript's improvement and possible placement for publication.
The Dickey Center covers all costs for each manuscript review selected for the program, including copying and distribution of the author’s manuscript for review as well as travel, accommodations, and honoraria for the two external reviewers. The Dickey Center also hosts a dinner for reviewers following the seminar.
*For works that fall outside of the Dickey Center’s international focus, we can help guide faculty to support elsewhere on campus. The Leslie Center for the Humanities, for example, has generously agreed to consider works that fall within the humanities, but which are not international in scope.
Questions about the Manuscript Review Program may be addressed to Dickey Center Associate Director for Programs and Research, Melody Brown Burkins, or please call (603) 646-2043.
Read a story about manuscript review programs on Dartmouth Now.