2012 Open Peer Review: The New Dynamics of Scholarly Vetting and the Implications for University Presses

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Over the past year, NYU Press and the scholarly network MediaCommons, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, have been examining open peer review, aka peer-to-peer review, of scholarly books and articles. We have considered a range of options and scenarios for open peer review, including fully public online review, collaborative review among a defined set of readers, and more. The result of our work will be a white paper that will assess the value and shortcomings of open peer review and serve as a road map for scholars and publishers, articulating criteria and protocols for conducting open peer review. The paper will also discuss the technical functionalities required to support these protocols and assess currently available tools. The draft report will be made available online for review in advance of the annual meeting. At this session, we'll discuss our draft findings, as well as our own experiments with open peer review and some of the broad implications of the open web for UPs.

Chair: Eric Zinner, Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief, NYU Press

Panelists: Cheryl Ball, Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University and Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

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