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Chris Harrison is the publishing development director of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press where he was worked for over twenty years, both as economics editor and head of social science book publishing. In a distant and far off galaxy he completed a PhD in African History from the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies, published as France and Islam in West Africa (Cambridge, 1988) which won the Heggoy prize for best book on French colonial history. His article “Peer Review, Politics and Pluralism” Environmental Science & Policy 7 (2004) was based on a presentation to a symposium on publishing and scientific controversies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science.