@theTable: FSR Blog’s Virtual Roundtable Project
Information and Guidelines
@theTable is an FSR Blog project that creates virtual “roundtables” of blogs. The publication of @theTables is faster than traditional print roundtables, so they allow authors to talk about current events in a timely manner. @theTables are subject to anonymous peer-review and the same rules of regular FSR Blog submissions apply.
The @theTable Process of Publication: Each @theTable is headed by an EFSR board member, who creates a topic call on some aspect of feminism and religion in cooperation with the EFSR submission editor (approximately 100 words). The lead board member (LBM) then invites anywhere from 3 to 5 scholars and/or activists to write a blog in response to the topic call. The LBM will collect the blog drafts from the authors and will submit them in one email with the topic call and relevant contact information of authors (email, affiliation, bio, profile picture). The EFSR submissions editor begins the peer-review process; note that each piece needs one reviewer (the LBM counts as the first reviewer).
Once the blogs have been revised and approved, the EFSR submissions editor publishes the official announcement (topic call, schedule of publication, and call for blogs).
Schedule of Publication: The typical publication process for an @theTable is as follows:
Monday: Official Announcement, Introduction (LBM) or First Author
Tuesday: Second Author
Wednesday: Third Author
Thursday: Fourth Author
Friday: Fifth Author (if present) and Call for Blogs (opens)
Call for Blogs (CFB): In order to generate a virtual conversation, the @theTable includes the option to have an open call for blog submissions that responds to the topic call *and* panel. Any open submission to this CFB must engage at least one (1) panel author’s work in the @theTable. N.B. If an open submission contains no engagement, it is automatically declined. The author is invited to modify and submit the piece to FSR Blog’s open call (rolling).
Past FSR Blog @theTables:
Updated: 18 October 2018