Published In

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2016

Subjects

Peer review, Communication in learning and scholarship, Scholarly publishing -- Technological innovations, Scholarly communication

Abstract

Introduction: Peer-review practices in scholarly publishing are changing. Digital publishing mechanisms allow for open peer review, a peer review process that discloses author and reviewer identities to one another. This model of peer review is increasingly implemented in scholarly publishing. In science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, open peer review is implemented in journal publishing processes, and, in the humanities and social sciences, it is often coupled with new scholarship practices, such as the digital humanities. This article reports findings from an exploratory study on peer-review and publishing practices in Library and Information Science (LIS), focusing on LIS’s relationships with open peer review.

Methods: Editors of LIS journals were surveyed regarding journal peer review and publishing practices.

Results: This article reports the general “pulse” of attitudes and conversations regarding open peer review and discusses its challenges in LIS. Results show an ideological split between traditionally-published journals and open access and association-affiliated journals. Open access and association-affiliated journal editors are more likely to consider investigating open peer review.

Discussion: The LIS community of journal editors, authors, reviewers, and readers need to discuss open peer review as well as experiment with it. Experiments with open peer review in scholarly LIS publishing will inform our praxis as librarians.

Description

The data associated with this article is available online: http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18227

© 2016 Ford. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Originally published in Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and is available online: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2148

DOI

10.7710/2162-3309.2148

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18485

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