Manuscript Review

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 eligible Dartmouth faculty* with manuscripts that are near completion, yet still in a position to benefit from peer review and comment.  More specifically, the Dickey Center’s focus is on the review of manuscripts that align with the mission and scope of the John Sloan Dickey Center’s five pillars of international scholarship - gender equity, security, global health, the environment, and human development - and that are relevant to policy development as well as the advancement of international understanding.

*Faculty members are not eligible to participate in the academic year when they are up for tenure or promotion.


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 a 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 focus areas of international, policy-relevant works, we are happy to help guide faculty to potential support elsewhere on campus. The Leslie Center for the Humanities, for example, considers hosting a diversity of works within the humanities. The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy also hosts selected reviews.

More Information

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) 646-2053.


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