The ORC manages the review of all GYA outputs that are for release into the public domain in the name of the GYA or are recognised as having had major GYA input and/or funding (statements, reports, surveys, etc.).
Similar to an editorial board, members of the committee will not necessarily carry out the review themselves, but it is up to them to find suitable reviewers among the GYA members and alumni (sometimes also external experts, or GYA Advisory Board members), collect their feedback and communicate this feedback back to the group whose output is being reviewed.
For works submitted to an outside peer-reviewed publication, such as a book, journal article, or scientific report, this committee will simply verify the peer review reports, check the way the GYA is represented, and confirm acceptance. It will not conduct an additional review.
Reviews happen on a rolling basis, whenever a group submits an output for review.
The results of any review process are put forward to the entire EC (including GYA Co-Chairs and Working Group Portfolio co-leads) for formal approval. In case of problematic cases/contested issues, the EC makes the final decision.
Reviews needed in a very short period of time in the interest of the GYA’s standing vis-à-vis its partners (less than 10 days), or any ad-hoc statements of a political/current affairs nature issued on behalf of the GYA, will go directly to the EC.
Details about the committee’s processes and timeframes can be found in the ORC terms of reference. [LINK to follow]