The AEJMC Scholarsourcing series is based on the idea of crowdsourcing, and it reimagines the way scholarly books are proposed, peer-reviewed and approved for contract.
This platform encourages public dialogue among multiple parties to improve the potential of each book project. Whether awarded a book contract or not, authors benefit by receiving a valuable set of review comments, far more than they might receive via conventional reviewing processes, and from a more diverse range of reviewers.
Using these votes and comments, the AEJMC Scholarsourcing editorial committee, appointed by the president of AEJMC, selects the top proposals. The authors of the top proposals are invited to submit complete book proposals. Once those reviews have been evaluated by the editorial committee and the publisher, a decision on which proposals receive contracts is made.
Parameswaran’s term will be three years, starting this fall.