Scholarly Publications

Post-Publication Review

There are several thoughtful works suggesting modifications to the traditional review process.  These often involve having open access with some sort of post-publication review.  Notable proposals include:

  1. Open Access to Scientific Papers May Not Guarantee Wide Dissemination by James Evans, Feb 19, 2009.
  2. PLoS ONE, Open Access, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing by Richard Poynder, Mar 7, 2011.
  3. Reforming Peer Review. What are the practical steps? by Cameron Neylon, Mar 8, 2011.
  4. Not another new open access journal by Frank Norman, June 29, 2011.
  5. Special issue of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience: Beyond Open Access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peerreview.

These have led to post-publication review systems in various fields, including:

  1. webmedcentral.com
  2. peerevaluation.org
  3. THE CONNEXIONS PROJECT: Using Computer Technology to Connect Ideas and People by Laura Farmer and Corrine Sackett, Public Knowledge Journal, April 2009.

An un-reviewed repository of technical reports, called arXiv, has been extensively used by Physics researchers and adopted since by several other disciplines.  The Computer Science flavor of this is called CoRR.

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