Practices in scholarly publishing: Making sense of rejection

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In South Africa, criticisms of peer review often hinge on allegations of racism, anti-African attitudes, and viewpoint discrimination. This article discusses the issue of peer-review, and examines these allegations in terms of claims of Western conceptual gatekeeping. Cautions are offered on allegations of exceptionalism, as are some strategies on dealing with the process of peer review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-724
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Arts
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015


  • Africa
  • censorship
  • peer review
  • publication
  • racism
  • viewpoint discrimination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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