Blind Reviewers

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac has adopted a new experimental publishing platform, Contemporary Arts and Cultures (CAC), supported by MIT Press and Operational and Curatorial Research (OCR) and created by the MediaLab @ MIT.

As part of the review process, we have created the option of blind reviewers represented by a particular avatar (a villain of your choosing). The avatar chosen will conceal the identity of the reviewer while making, at the same time, their comments visible to the authors and the public—should the papers’ authors opt for the comments by the blind reviewers to be openly accessible.

Darth Vader
Darth Vader is an enforcer of editorial standards for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press.
Scar, Former King of the Pride Lands
Scar, known for his controversial accession to power and questionable political tactics, is also the charismatic editor of the Hyena Gazelle.
Snidely Whiplash
Snidely Whiplash is an aficionado of mustache twirling, evil plot lines involving railroad tracks, and critical academic writing.
Jafar, The Grand Vizier of Agrabah
Jafar, making a career shift from his last position as the Sultan's trusted advisor, is now a successful evil sorcerer and editing wizard.
The Evil Queen
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest editor of them all?
Godzilla, King of Monsters
A knack for causing destruction and panic, Godzilla makes a very effective editor with a hidden sensitive side.
Wicked Witch of the West
She has a magic touch and deals with all the rotten stuff that your sloppiness and lack of time do not allow you to take care of.
Hades, God of the Underworld
Hades is the resentful brother of Greek mythology's 'it boy' Zeus, and ruthless editor-in-chief of the Satan Tribune.
Dr. Evil
Dr. Evil, best known for his attempts to terrorize the world, is also an accomplished editor and writer for Evil Times Magazine.
Ursula, The Sea Witch
Ursula the Sea Witch is an eager editor anxious to get her tentacles on your writing. WARNING: prone to jealousy and intense bouts of rage.
Lord Voldemort
Lord Voldemort is a powerful editorial force to reckon with. He hates grammatical errors and Muggles.
Cruella de Vil
Cruella de Vil's editorial work will keep you on a tight leash. Interests include: fur coats, puppy dogs, and chain smoking.