Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training

Module 4 - Open Peer Review

Module Description

Traditional scholarly peer review has usually involved a closed system of single or double blind reviewing. This webinar will introduce you to the emerging practice of Open Peer Review which is gaining momentum under Open Science. We will look at the history and problems of traditional peer review, what exactly Open Peer Review is and how this supports Open Science, the workflows in Open Peer Review and which aspects of the review process can be opened, and useful innovative tools to support Open Peer Review.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the main principles and ethical reasons for Open Peer Review
  • Identify publishing workflows and how to open versions and peer reviews
  • Apply Open Peer Review in your own reviews using innovative digital tools

Module Preparation

Each module focuses on a specific aspect of Open Science and consists of an optional short preparatory course by FOSTER and a webinar by a specialist on Open Science. For this module please follow the preparatory FOSTER course on Open Peer Review. To access the FOSTER courses you need to first register on the FOSTER website. See this FAQ for any issues with the FOSTER courses.

Module Webinar

Webinar Presentations

Webinar Specialist

Jon Tennant was an independent researcher. He did a PhD at Imperial College London on evolutionary patterns in animals like dinosaurs and crocodiles. Jon was communications director of ScienceOpen for 2 years, founder of the Open Science MOOC and digital publishing platform paleorXiv, and editor at PLOS Paleo Community.

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