Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens was produced with support from the Rebus Community, a non-profit organization 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.
This book has been peer reviewed by fifteen peer-reviewers (subject experts) from over five higher education institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations working in communities. Each chapter received a double-blind review from 2-3 reviewer, based on their area of expertise. The reviewers were largely academic professionals, graduate students, and community practitioners, with knowledge of the publishing process, authors or co-authors of scholarly manuscripts with required specialist knowledge in community psychology and allied disciplines.
Reviews were structured around considerations of the intended audience of the book, and examined the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and relevance of content. Reviews were also focused on relevance longevity, clarity, consistency, organization structure flow, grammatical errors, and cultural relevance. Changes suggested by the reviewers covered numerous areas and were incorporated by all contributing authors.
The authors, editors and the team at Rebus would like to thank the anonymous review team for the time, care and commitment they contributed to the project. We recognize 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.