A closer look at open peer review

Published on
August 26, 2022

Peer review is the backbone of quality control in scientific publishing. In WUR Library’s latest open science blog, you can find a comprehensive discussion of open peer review, a new and emerging peer review model.

Towards a transparent review process

In the upcoming Peer Review Week (19-23 September), the scientific community celebrates peer review as an essential part of the scientific process. This year's theme is “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research”. More transparency, in the form of Open Science, is often named to increase trust in research. Open peer review is an emerging practice that is gaining momentum as part of Open Science. It may offer a way to overcome the non-transparency and other disadvantages of the traditional peer review process. But what is open peer review exactly? What are the pros and cons and how can you put it into practice?

Open Science blogpost

The blogpost is written by Dr Sabine Vreeburg. It presents a clear overview of open peer review and discusses the advantages and potential disadvantages of a more transparent review process.

Scientists tell about their experience with open peer review, both from the author's and from the publisher’s perspective. You can also find a handy overview of journals and publishers that support open peer review, as well as preprint servers and publishing platforms that support open peer review per science field.

The blogpost is a long-read. Estimated reading time 6 minutes.


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