DARIAH Open launches a new series on "Talking peer review"

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New series on the DARIAH-Open blog, Talking Peer Review:

"Peer review is a central scholarly practice, a practice that carries an enormous weight in terms of gatekeeping, shaping disciplines, publication patterns and power relations. It governs the (re)distribution of resources such as research grants, promotions, tenure and even larger institutional budgets. As such, it is crucial to deeply understand how it works in situated evaluation practices, and to continually rethink it to strive for its best, and least imperfect (or reasonably imperfect) instances. This new series on the blog, Talking Peer Review, is a means to do just that. You will find here reflections, reports, opinion pieces and, to bring in some metascience, reviews of the current state of the art in the arts and humanities disciplines. In the first episode, Anne Baillot, Professor in German Studies at Le Mans Université and guest researcher at ICAR (CNRS/ENS de Lyon) wishes to share the views of a group of colleagues on the value of kindness in peer review and possibilities to bring more transparency to the process." ("Talking Peer Review Series #1," DARIAH-Open,  Feb. 3, 2022)