Crowd-sourcing reviews

Margaret DeLacy's picture


The Scholarly Kitchen blog has a discussion of a new method that some journals are using to collect reviews of scientific articles.  The system relies on a large number of expert reviewers who are invited to "crowd" review a manuscript and can submit their comments much more rapidly than under the old system.

The comments are also of interest.  Commentators noted the way that this promotes discussion and collegiality; one of them thought it would be worth trying the same method with book reviews.

"The Curse of Reviewer 89: An Interview with Filestage’s Niklas Dorn" Tim Vines, Nov. 16, 2020