Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stance: Call for Reviewers

CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS
Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
http://stance.iweb.bsu.edu

Stance seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as External Reviewers or Assistant Editorial Board members. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity. Selected students hone their writing, researching, and reviewing skills by serving on a national award-winning journal. External Reviewers and Assistant Editorial Board members must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. One letter of recommendation is required.

External Reviewers will review one to three papers in late January. Assistant Editorial Board members will consider approximately twenty papers in December. External Reviewers and Assistant Editorial Board members will receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and be credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

If you are interested, please provide us with the following information:

Name:
Name of School:
Year in School:
Major(s)/Minor(s):
Philosophy Courses Taken:

What is your specialty or concentration?

What experience do you have that would qualify you for this project?

What goals do you have that working on Stance will support?

What, in your opinion, are the makings of a good philosophy paper?

Undergraduate student applicants should:
(1) Complete this application and return it to ballstatestance@gmail.com. Please include “External Reviewer Application” as the subject heading.
(2) Arrange for a philosophy professor to send a letter of recommendation to ballstatestance@gmail.com. Please include “LOR” as the subject heading. The required letter of recommendation form is available on our website: http://stance.iweb.bsu.edu

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2011


FORMAT: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION RE: EXTERNAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBER
Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
http://stance.iweb.bsu.edu

Dear Faculty Member,
Stance seeks your help to get better acquainted with an external reviewer applicant. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strong writing and editing skills, and the self-motivation necessary to meet deadlines. Please respond to the following questions in your letter. Thank you for assisting us in making this important decision.

Name of Student:

How does this student handle deadlines?

Has this student demonstrated the level of writing proficiency necessary to develop a useful blind review?

Has this student demonstrated the good judgment necessary for writing positive, constructive reviews of peers?

Does this student have sufficient philosophy experience to provide substantive criticism of undergraduate manuscripts or the self-motivation necessary to conduct independent research to develop enough expertise to provide criticism?

Please return this recommendation directly to us at ballstatestance@gmail.com

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2011

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