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Open Access for Reviews (making them viewable to all)

Postby LeeB » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:20 pm


One of the clients i am installing OJS for, would like to know / investigate the possibility of making the reviewing process more open for the users in the Journal. The client is a lecturer at my university and takes a paper in which the users(students) in the journal are writing an article and it gets reviewed by their peers and other lecturers which is then published once it has been revised

The thing is , since this is supposed to be a learning experience for the students the lecturer would like to make to reviews and draft articles public to all so everyone can read them.

Does anyone know if this is possible in OJS? or if it will be included
The lecturer concerned thought it would be a good 'project' for some one to invesitgate !
is any one running another journal in this manner?
What are your thoughts on this ?
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Re: Open Access for Reviews (making them viewable to all)

Postby asmecher » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:55 am

Hi Lee,

We've had many discussions within the team about "open" reviews, and we're certainly interested in supporting it, but the open review model at the moment is evolving fast and we haven't opted to commit to a particular model yet. (See, for example, http://www.nature.com/nature/peerreview/debate/nature05535.html for information on Nature's trial process.)

If you'd like to work on this as a project, feel free to describe what you have in mind and I should be able to suggest a few places to start.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team
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Re: Open Access for Reviews (making them viewable to all)

Postby astridvanwesenbeeck » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:48 am

Hi Alec,
I was wondering if there is anything new concerning this open review issue. I need it for one of our new journals and I am developing an alternative now but it would be better if OJS offers Open Review.
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Re: Open Access for Reviews (making them viewable to all)

Postby jmacgreg » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:46 am

Hi Astrid,

Alec may have a more comprehensive response, but I don't recall this coming up concretely during recent development discussions. We're always happy to hear of increased interest in a possible development topic, of course.

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