UPDATE, 29 January 2013: The final report from the Open Review team is now available for download.
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In April 2011, MediaCommons and NYU Press jointly received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a year-long study of open review practices and possibilities. The document that follows is a draft of the white paper that will serve as the grant’s primary outcome. We are happy to post this draft for open peer review.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The questions raised here affect a wide range of scholarly processes. They impact publishing, of course, but also the ways scholarly work is assessed beyond the moment of publication, from hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions to funding applications, and the development of a scholarly reputation. The issues we discuss affect scholars at every stage in their careers, as well as publishers of journals and books of every sort, and administrators at many different kinds of institutions.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We therefore welcome the broadest possible feedback here, both on the white paper’s details as well as on the larger questions that it raises. Please see our Request for Feedback for details, and How to Comment for instructions.
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and the Mellon Open Review Grant Advisory Group:
Cheryl Ball, Illinois State University
Dan Cohen, George Mason University
Cathy Davidson, Duke University
Lisa Gitelman, New York University
Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University
Sidonie Smith, University of Michigan