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LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 13-Jan-17 22:56:21

The editorial board on the series I'm looking at (possibly) approaching with a proposal includes someone I know, who supervised me early in my thesis and who has been a distant-ish mentor (distant on my side: I rarely contact her but she is always generous when I do).

I have done the usual stuff of looking at what else they've published, first off. But would it be a breach of etiquette to email this person first, informally, with my proposal, asking her whether she thinks it'd be of interest? And is it a potentially useful thing to do, do you think?

Thanks!

ThisYearWillbeBetter Sat 14-Jan-17 05:15:45

Absolutely do that. It's what people who are on editorial boards expect, and are pleased to do.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sat 14-Jan-17 09:32:30

Thanks very much - glad to know!

ThisYearWillbeBetter Sat 14-Jan-17 12:18:09

Part of the role of being on an advisory board for a journal or book series is looking out for good work to publish. So go for it!

LRDtheFeministDragon Sat 14-Jan-17 12:22:06

Will do! smile Feeling much more confident now.

purplepandas Wed 18-Jan-17 19:32:35

Good luck LRD. I would send it on too.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 18-Jan-17 21:39:31

Thank you! smile

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