Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

By Stacy Jerger

As a result of 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology. In the United States, this phenomenon is sometimes called “STEM to STEAM.”

Constructive peer reviews are critical to Leonardo’s publication process. Leonardo relies on its expert peer reviewers to address work across disciplines with academic rigor and a sympathetic intelligence that provides our authors with insights that allow them to present their work as strongly and clearly as possible.

In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. This month, we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Yiannis Colakides
Yiannis Colakides is a practising architect who trained at the Architectural Association (London), the co-founder (with Helene Black) and director of NeMe, a curator, a Peer Reviewer at the Leonardo Abstracts Service since 2007 and a peer reviewer of Leonardo Journal since 2017. 

Malte C. Ebach
Malte C. Ebach is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He is primarily a historical biogeographer, systematist and taxonomist with a deep interest in Goethe’s Way of Science, the history of plant and animal biogeography and natural classification.

Tom Leeser
Tom Leeser is a media artist, educator, curator, and writer. He is Program Director of the Art and Technology Program and Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).