Balisage Peer Review

How does Balisage peer review work?

All submitted papers are read by the conference committee and by at least 3 members of our reviewer panel. Very clear rejections (for example, if the submission is too short to provide material for review, or totally off topic) may be made by the committee at the first stage in order not to waste reviewers' time. All others are sent for review, with author name, biography, and affiliation removed. Reviewers are asked to rate papers in a systematic way against a number of desirable characteristics, in addition to making free-form comments for the conference committee, an overall recommendation on acceptance, and (most important) providing advice to the authors on how the paper could be improved. At the end of the review period, the final selection of papers is made by the conference committee using the input received from reviewers. The advice on how to improve the paper is passed to the authors, anonymously.

Who reviews for Balisage?

Balisage reviewers have in common a serious interest in some aspect(s) of markup languages. Beyond that, they are very diverse, and include:

We also welcome reviewers who are not markup languages specialists, but have an interest in markup languages as part of some other area of research or practice. We are primarily interested in the markup languages aspects of submitted papers. However, markup languages are used in many different situations and we prefer to have at least one reviewer for each paper who is familiar with the context in which the author has developed his/her ideas.

Balisage Peer Reviewers

2021 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Geert Bormans
  • John Cowan
  • Angelo Mario Del Grosso
  • Patrick Durusau
  • David Farmer
  • Peter Flynn
  • Amanda Galtman
  • Tony Graham
  • Joel Kalvesmaki
  • Jirka Kosek
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • James David Mason
  • David Maus
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Maria Papadopoulou
  • Dave Pawson
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Georg Rehm
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Bethan Tovey-Walsh
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
2020 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Elisa Beshero-Bondar
  • Geert Bormans
  • John Cowan
  • Angelo Mario Del Grosso
  • David Farmer
  • Peter Flynn
  • Amanda Galtman
  • Tony Graham
  • Joel Kalvesmaki
  • Jirka Kosek
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • James David Mason
  • David Maus
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Laura Randall
  • Georg Rehm
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Lauren Wood
2019 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • Elisa Beshero-Bondar
  • Geert Bormans
  • John Cowan
  • Steven DeRose
  • Amanda Galtman
  • Jirka Kosek
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • John Lumley
  • James David Mason
  • Ari Nordström
  • Evan Prince
  • Liam Quin
  • Laura Randall
  • Georg Rehm
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Bethan Tovey
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Lauren Wood
2018 Peer Reviewers
  • Hugh Cayless
  • David Farmer
  • Peter Flynn
  • Amanda Galtman
  • Tony Graham
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • Chris Maden
  • James David Mason
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Laura Randall
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Lauren Wood
2017 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Peter Flynn
  • Tony Graham
  • Mirko Janc
  • Dianne Kennedy
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • James David Mason
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Maik Stührenberg
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
2016 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • John Cowan
  • Peter Flynn
  • James Fuller
  • Tony Graham
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • Deborah Maron
  • James David Mason
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Adam Retter
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Simon St.Laurent
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
2015 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • Hugh Cayless
  • Peter Flynn
  • Tony Graham
  • Betty Harvey
  • Alan Houser
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • Joshua Lubell
  • James David Mason
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Dave Pawson
  • Walter Perry
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Adam Retter
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Maik Stührenberg
  • Simon St.Laurent
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
2014 Peer Reviewers
  • Gioele Barabucci
  • Syd Bauman
  • Robin Bergon
  • Michael Hahn
  • Alan Houser
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • Joshua Lubell
  • James David Mason
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Walter Perry
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Adam Retter
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Maik Stührenberg
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui
2013 Peer Reviewers
  • Gioele Barabucci
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • John Cowan
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Peter Flynn
  • Carter Glass
  • Tony Graham
  • Michael Hahn
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • Joshua Lubell
  • James David Mason
  • Erik Mitchell
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Adam Retter
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Maik Stührenberg
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Eric van der Vlist
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
2012 Peer Reviewers
  • Jeff Beck
  • Cyril Briquet
  • Kurt Cagle
  • John Cowan
  • Yogesh Deshpande
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Peter Flynn
  • Eric Freese
  • Tony Graham
  • Michael Hahn
  • Betty Harvey
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Anna Jordanous
  • Christoph Lange
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • Greg Leighton
  • Joshua Lubell
  • Murray Maloney
  • James David Mason
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Ari Nordström
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Matthew Reider
  • Adam Retter
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Felix Sasaki
  • John Snelson
  • A. Soroka
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Eric van der Vlist
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui
2011 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • David J. Birnbaum
  • Eric Borduas
  • Cyril Briquet
  • John Cowan
  • Yogesh Deshpande
  • Peter Flynn
  • Eric Freese
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Laura Kelly
  • Christoph Lange
  • David A. Lee
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • James David Mason
  • Sheila Morrissey
  • Steve Newcomb
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Felix Sasaki
  • Mark Shellenberger
  • John Snelson
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Simon St.Laurent
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Eric van der Vlist
  • Norman Walsh
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui
2010 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • David J. Birnbaum
  • Lou Burnard
  • Stephen Buxton
  • Kurt Cagle
  • Anthony B. Coates
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Peter Flynn
  • Eric Freese
  • Tony Graham
  • Michael Hahn
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Christoph Lange
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • David A. Lee
  • James David Mason
  • Steve Newcomb
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Georg Rehm
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Felix Sasaki
  • Mark Shellenberger
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Henry S. Thompson
  • Simon St.Laurent
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui
2009 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • David J. Birnbaum
  • Benjamin Bock
  • Sally Chan
  • Tyng-Ruey Chuang
  • John Cowan
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Peter Flynn
  • Eric Freese
  • Tony Graham
  • Michael Hahn
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • Everett Larsen
  • Wendy Lewis
  • Lutz Maicher
  • James David Mason
  • Steve Newcomb
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Felix Sasaki
  • Mark Shellenberger
  • Antonio J. Sierra
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Simon St.Laurent
  • Henry S. Thompson
  • Kim Tryka
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Norman Walsh
  • Sam Wilmott
  • Andreas Witt
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui
2008 Peer Reviewers
  • Syd Bauman
  • Jeff Beck
  • Ronald Bourret
  • Gary Cornelius
  • John Cowan
  • Yogesh Deshpande
  • Bob DuCharme
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Eric Freese
  • Kenneth Graf
  • G. Ken Holman
  • Deborah A. Lapeyre
  • James David Mason
  • Sean McGrath
  • Steve Newcomb
  • Dimitre Novatchev
  • Dan O’Brien
  • Wendell Piez
  • Liam Quin
  • Georg Rehm
  • Bruce Rosenblum
  • Lech Rzedzicki
  • Felix Sasaki
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  • Jeni Tennison
  • B. Tommie Usdin
  • Fabio Vitali
  • Norman Walsh
  • Erik Wilde
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson
  • Mohamed Zergaoui