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Peer review, Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher), Scholarly communication


Peer review pervades the academic library. In the information literacy (IL) classroom we teach students how to find peer-reviewed articles and engage students in understanding the peer-review process. Undoubtedly, peer review is part of the scholarly conversation, and falls under the "Scholarship as a Conversation" frame of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy. Yet, despite our best pedagogical efforts, the peer-review process can remain a mystery for students. How can we demystify it for them when it is hidden in a black box? Open peer review (OPR)--a form of peer review that rejects the black box and brings the process into the open--is a tool IL librarians can use to enable to students to better understand the process, as well as encourage them to engage in scholarly conversations.


Originally presented at the Open Practices for PNW Librarians – Virtual Conference, held May 11, 2018, sponsored by Open Oregon Educational Resources.

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