Peer Review

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Three – A Community Endorsed Definition

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Three – A Community Endorsed Definition

  ABSTRACT: This is the last of a series of posts describing OpenAIRE’s work to find a community-endorsed definition of “open peer review” (OPR), its features and implementations. As described in Parts One and Two, OpenAIRE collected 122 definitions of “open review” or “open peer review” from the scientific literature. Iterative analysis of these definitions resulted in […]

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Two – Seven Traits of OPR

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Two – Seven Traits of OPR

ABSTRACT: This is part two of a series of posts describing OpenAIRE’s work to find a community-endorsed definition of “open peer review” (OPR), its features and implementations. As described in Part One, OpenAIRE collected 122 definitions of “open review” or “open peer review” from the scientific literature. Iterative analysis of these definitions resulted in the identification […]

Defining Open Peer Review: Part One – Competing Definitions

Defining Open Peer Review: Part One – Competing Definitions

ABSTRACT: At present there is neither a standardized definition of “open peer review” (OPR) nor an agreed schema of its features and implementations, which is highly problematic for discussion of its potential benefits and drawbacks. This new series of blog posts reports on work to resolve these difficulties by analysing the literature for available definitions […]

Open for review: report on OpenAIRE’s experiments with Open Peer Review

As part of its mission to further Open Science and investigate how openness and transparency can improve scientific processes, OpenAIRE has been conducting a range of activities investigating the new models of peer review to literature and beyond that fall under the term “Open Peer Review” (OPR). OPR is an umbrella term for a variety of ways […]

Disambiguating post-publication peer review

Disambiguating post-publication peer review

NOTE: OpenAIRE would like to know what you think about open peer review! Have your say here until 7th October!  Tl;dr – “Post-publication peer review” (PPPR) has gained a lot of traction in recent years. As with much of peer review’s confusing lexicon, however, this term is ambiguous. This ambiguity stems from confusion over what constitutes […]

F1000Research admits their “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research admits their “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research, an open access publisher operating an innovative model of post-publication peer review, was yesterday embroiled in controversy as it emerged that their criteria for accepting manuscripts for submission are based partly on the status of the author or their research institution, rather than simply upon the quality of the science itself. Chealsye Bowley, OA advocate and scholarly communications librarian, revealed […]

OpenEdition and OpenAIRE – experiments in open peer review

OpenEdition and OpenAIRE – experiments in open peer review

 As part of OpenAIRE2020, OpenEdition, in association with the Couperin consortium and the environmental science journal VertigO, is carrying out experiments in the areas of open peer review and open commentary. Although the experiments are still ongoing, we are here able to share an update on progress, along with some preliminary findings. The journal chosen […]

Developing the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories

Developing the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories

Why aren’t articles on arXiv or any other open access repository formally credited as publications? What is it exactly that separates open access repositories from publishers? The simple answer is that publications in journals come with an amorphous quality indicator associated with the journal’s perceived prestige. Articles posted on a repository on the other hand, […]

Peer Review @ OAI9

Peer Review @ OAI9

Last week I attended the OAI9 conference in Geneva. Great weather, great discussions and a great programme. The Thurs afternoon session on “Quality Assurance” (read: peer review) was of particular interest for me. Since I actually took notes (something I usually don’t), I thought I’d give them a bit more form and put them to […]

Open Peer Review in OpenAIRE

Open Peer Review in OpenAIRE

OpenAIRE supports OA infrastructure in Europe and beyond, to help realize Open Science for the benefit of society, innovation and industry. OpenAIRE2020, the current project phase, is investigating a full complement of scholarly communication building blocks, including research data management support, gold open access, usage statistics, Linked Open Data, a publication broker and global interoperability. […]

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