Before the law: open access, quality control and the future of peer review
Eve, Martin Paul (2013) Before the law: open access, quality control and the future of peer review. In: Vincent, N. and Wickham, C. (eds.) Debating Open Access. London, UK: British Academy, pp. 68-81.
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— OA is not about abandoning peer review but it does provide the opportunity to rethink its role and our methods. —67% of existing OA journals do not charge APCs and yet academics have tended to steer clear of them. — People opt for recognised outlets because of the (erroneously) perceived emphasis on publication venue by accreditation structures such as RAE/REF/tenure. — In the print world peer review was historically linked to page limits; these do not apply in the electronic realm. — Double blind review is a misnomer and even then preserved anonymity can be problematic. — The alternative is to publish everything that meets a certain threshold of academic soundness and to let readers decide what should last; in effect a kind of post-publication, or peer-to-peer, review. — This modification of peer review could lead to more collaboration and less insistence on an individual finished product.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for|
|Depositing User:||Martin Paul Eve|
|Date Deposited:||08 Oct 2015 11:59|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:37|
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