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Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Reviews and Reviewers

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The extensive space devoted to literature in daily newspapers of every kind, as well as in specialist periodicals, was a leading feature of the period. This chapter addresses the thorny question of ... More


Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Clayton Childress

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia ... More


Scientists Are Human: Implicit Cognition and Researcher Conflict of Interest

Anthony G. Greenwald

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Scientists have conflicts of interest that, operating outside of awareness, cause them to inappropriately favor their preferred theories and disfavor competitors' theories. These conflicts of ... More


Two Cultures

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book concludes by examining the relationship between the kind of writing that the work has explored, the kind that De Quincey calls ‘writing for the current press’, and that other kind of ... More


I Am Not a Critic

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how the occupational structure of reviewing (increasingly a freelance activity) may be changing how reviewers understand the meaning of reviewing as a professional activity—and ... More


Poets and Travellers

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before Lord Byron went on to explore the Mediterranean, he was still young and had yet to be recognized as an artist. This was the time when he wrote English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. This ... More


Shaping American Education

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how rightist women attempted to shape school curricula through textbook censorship and other means, including forcing resignations of teachers and school administrators who did ... More


The Prevailing Approach to Review

Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras, and Lydia Morgan

in Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529206234
eISBN:
9781529206289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206234.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents a thematic analysis of 24 interviews with actors we identified as undertaking, participating in, or interacting with counter-terrorism review, including former Home Secretaries, ... More


Critical Reception

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the critical reception of SAW (2004). Critical acclaim for the SAW films is rare. The New York Times regarded the series as 'distasteful', while the LA Times went as far as to ... More


Conclusion

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates how the different types of uncertainty structure how fiction reviewers operate. Common to the preceding chapters is the finding that when confronted with different types of ... More


The Practice and Potential of Counter-Terrorism Review

Jessie Blackbourn, Fiona de Londras, and Lydia Morgan

in Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529206234
eISBN:
9781529206289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206234.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents an in-depth analysis of the (statutory and non-statutory) reviews that are possible in respect of two key parts of counter-terrorism: Prevent, and Terrorism Prevention and ... More


Do We Need Book Reviews?

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reveals how critics grapple with the question of the ongoing relevance of book reviewing given perceived tensions between its artistic and journalistic commitments. It also examines how ... More


How Journals Operate

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Ask a scientist—particularly at the start of their career—how journals work and you will either get a blank stare or a logical but inaccurate reply. The only people who know journal workflows are ... More


Who Really Decides?

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The roles of editors, reviewers and authors in the publication process are loosely analogous to a court of law. Authors bring their case in the form of a manuscript to the journal (the court) for ... More


What to Expect from Journal Service

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Journal service includes the manuscript handling system, notifications, the possibility of liaising with administrative, scientific and production contacts, but also less transparent features such as ... More


The Cover Letter

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Many view the cover letter as a nuisance that must be dealt with when a manuscript is submitted. Some journals make no mention of specific requirements for the letter; others not only require it, but ... More


Peer Review

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The main objectives of peer review are to improve manuscript quality and advise the editor regarding acceptance. But peer review’s two defining characteristics—anonymity and altruism—are ill-suited ... More


Reviewing Manuscripts

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Peer review is a pillar in scientific progress. Scientists-as-reviewers assess manuscripts of scientists-as-authors with the central aims of correcting errors and improving quality. Contribution to ... More


The Perils of Peer Review

Alan Kelly

in How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter explores the detailed stages of publication of a scientific paper, starting with selection of journal by authors and submission of papers. The system architecture and roles of editors, ... More


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