Greater Transparency in Peer Review Standards and Practices –A Report on Work in Progress

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An interesting post by Mark Edington, "founding director of the Amherst College Press and the publisher of Lever Press, two initiatives to build a pathway for peer-reviewed, digitally native scholarship from a liberal arts perspective through a platinum open access model."

He notes that "It is somewhat perplexing that a practice both central to our claim to distinctive authority as publishers, and implemented by all of us, does not have clearer, more public standards — or a way of sharing with readers how those standards have been applied.... In view of this, I have been thinking — in close collaboration with Amy Brand of the MIT Press — about what specific steps might be taken to achieve greater transparency in the practice of peer review; both how the various forms of review, both traditional and emerging, could be defined and how they could be communicated in simple, clear ways with readers."

Source: Mark Edington, "Greater Transparency in Peer Review Standards and Practices –A Report on Work in Progress," The Scholarly Kitchen, June 12, 2018, https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/06/12/guest-post-greater-transparency-peer-review...