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Open Science

Open Review - Open review of science

What istOpen Review?

Peer review (PR) refers to procedures for the quality assurance of scientific work, such as monographs, journal articles or conference contributions. The evaluation is carried out byindependent reviewers.

The traditional peer review is increasingly met with criticism because there may be no serious peer review, the process takes too long or is carried out according to different standards. At the same time, the pressure to publish peer-reviewed contributions is enormous. For this reason, since the 21st century open procedures have established themselves as the equivalent of anonymous PR.

Open Peer Review (OPR) or Open Review (OR) is an important part of Open Science!

There is no consistent definition of the term, but rather different methods of application which can also be combined with each other.

Examples from: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offenes_Peer-Review#cite_note-1

Tony Ross-Hellauer (2017): What is open peer review? A systematic review. Retrieved June 27 2019

Services of the University Library

Open Journal System - The open source software enables both open and closed review procedures for the publication of scientific journals or series. An OJS instance is hosted and updated at Chemnitz University Library. If you are interested in publishing your own Open Access continuations with the allocation of DOIs, please contact Ute Blumtritt.


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Ute Blumtritt
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