Review Statement

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies was produced with support from SUNY OER Services and the Rebus Community, a non-profit organisation building a new, collaborative model for publishing open textbooks. Critical to the success of this approach is including mechanisms to ensure that open textbooks produced with the Community are high quality, and meet the needs of all students who will one day use them. Rebus books undergo both peer review from faculty subject matter experts and beta testing in classrooms, where student and instructor feedback is collected.

Two rounds of peer review are planned for this text. Each chapter was reviewed in the summer/fall of 2019 by at least one subject expert, although the majority were reviewed by two. The books is now being beta testing; we will be actively collecting feedback from students and instructors in the Spring of 2020. The book will then be reviewed in entirety by two subject matter experts.

The chapter reviews were structured around considerations of the intended audience of the book, and examined the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and relevance of content, as well as longevity and cultural relevance. Further review by the editors and the project manager focused on clarity, consistency, organization structure flow, and grammatical errors. See the review guide for more details. Changes suggested by the reviewers were incorporated by chapter authors in consultation with the editors.

Editors Deborah Amory and Sean G. Massey and the chapter and profile authors would like to thank the reviewers for the time, care, and commitment they contributed to the project. We recognise that peer reviewing is a generous act of service on their part. This book would not be the robust, valuable resource that it is were it not for their feedback and input.

Chapter reviewers:

Zachary Blair University of Illinois at Chicago
Patricia Cain Santa Clara University
Elizabeth Calhoun Central European University
Letitia Campbell Emory University
Joanne Y. Corsica SUNY Empire State College
Kathleen Cumiskey College of Staten Island
Kim Dugan Eastern Connecticut State University
Evie DuVernay Cleveland State University
Rachel Farr
University of Kentucky
Andre Ford La Guardia Community College
Katherine Fox Southern Methodist University
Erica Friedman Florida International University
Sandra Holliman Santa Rosa Junior College
Kel R Karpinski New York City College of Technology
Larry Levine University of the Pacific
Joseph Mann Kentucky Community Colleges
Elijah Nealy University of St. Joseph, West Hartford
Raffi Sarkissian Christopher Newport University
Caitlin Shanley Temple University