[open-science] Open Peer Review

Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 10 15:36:39 UTC 2011

The relevant tidbits about the journal's review process (taken from
"In contrast to the vast majority of computer science journals, the
Semantic Web journal
combines a pre-press open access with an open and transparent review
process. All submitted
manuscripts are published online and are accessible to the public
without registration. The
responsible editors and solicited reviewers are given by name and are
published in the header of
accepted papers. Additionally, registered and pre-approved users can
add open, not-solicited
reviews via the journal's Web page. Authors can submit their
responding letters to the reviewers
in public to document the changes made when revising their manuscript
if they like to. The
journal follows an opt-out approach which allows reviewers to stay
anonymous on request. To
implement a  digital forgetting [5] the reviews and manuscripts of
rejected submissions are
available online only for a limited time. While the Semantic Web
journal makes pre-press
manuscripts available online, it is not a classical open-access
journal. The final, typeset versions
are only available on subscription via IOS Press as printed issues or
PDF files."

In summary, it's similar to the European Geoscience Union's two-stage
publication process, just that the second stage is not Open Access and
that manuscripts rejected in the first stage are being "forgotten"
after a while.


On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Sören Auer
<auer at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
> Am 10.12.2011 15:28, schrieb Graham Steel:
>> Following on from a comment to some attendees of #DevCSI in the pub
>> after the event, I've started this thread
>> <https://plus.google.com/u/0/107449381177524115065/posts/5iQoPnuY5R8>
>> on Google+
> I'm not a member of Google+, but this might be an inspiration for the
> discussion:
> The Semantic Web Journal implemented an open and transparent review
> process. Here you find more facts and the link to a longer paper about it:
> http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/semantic-web-journal-after-18-months-some-facts
> Here is a video of a presentation of Pascal about the Journal and its
> innovative peer-review process:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqISnnGTls4
> Best,
> Sören
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