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Re: With footnotes (was Re: Open Access to Journal of Web Semantics (JWS))

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:04:11 +0200
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@cs.ox.ac.uk>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <52593e97-6197-f97b-917c-db99d7fe314e@ucsb.edu>
On 08/12/2017 06:34 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
>
>> On 11 Aug 2017, at 16:01, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org 
>> <mailto:hhalpin@ibiblio.org>> wrote:
>>
>> Peer review is usually not public because it can be embarrassing to 
>> the author.
>
> +1. Which also means that conscientious and mindful reviewer may also 
> decide to be less outspoken, less detailed, etc, on his/her review. As 
> a consequence the quality of the review may suffer.

We were not able to see such effect in all the years we are running the 
Semantic Web journal and also have an anonymous review op-in option used 
by less than 20% of all reviewers. The literature also does not confirm 
such effect.

>
>> While I understand some people preferred to be embarrassed in public 
>> (such as on mailing lists), this may not be in everyone's interest 
>> and may not lead to more or better research,. Not sure of any 
>> experimental results on the effect of open reviews on submissions or 
>> quality.
>
> One example is anecdotical, but I would probably refrain from 
> submitting to a journal with a 100% open review, nor would I accept to 
> act as a reviewer.
>
> Ivan
>
>
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:44 PM Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca 
>> <mailto:info@csarven.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>     On 2017-08-11 10:59, Steffen Staab wrote:
>>     > I have operated the preprint server for 6 years.
>>
>>     Cool. I stand corrected. Would you mind reviewing the following
>>     statements:
>>
>>     * Accepted works at JWS will have a paywalled copy at Elsevier,
>>     reformatted to publishers styles, PDF (and/or in other formats), and
>>     considered to be final, canonical, and citable.
>>
>>     * Accepted works at JWS will have a free PDF copy made available from
>>     www.websemanticsjournal.org
>>     <http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/>, but this copy is not to be
>>     cited.
>>
>>     * As mentioned by Ian Horrocks, "Articles on the preprint server are
>>     post-review, and differ from the published version only w.r.t.
>>     formatting." [Pending proof]
>>
>>     * Authors can choose to give Elsevier exclusive rights to publish and
>>     sell their work (to libraries, individuals..), or authors can pay the
>>     article processing charge (APC) to make the works accessible for free
>>     from Elsevier's access point. In the case of APC, there is no
>>     constraint
>>     for Elsevier to omit existing charges to libraries for those works.
>>
>>     * www.websemanticsjournal.org
>>     <http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/> and its archive (ie. the
>>     preprint server)
>>     is not funded by Elsevier, but instead funded by public funds.
>>
>>     * Research objects (eg underlying data, tools) are not
>>     accessible, ie.
>>     not hosted by www.websemanticsjournal.org
>>     <http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/> or Elsevier.
>>
>>     * Article contributions to JWS may only use non native Web
>>     technologies
>>     eg LaTeX/Word..
>>
>>     * No JWS Editor to date received payment from Elsevier for their
>>     role.
>>
>>     * Peer-reviews are carried out by the community as opposed to
>>     Elsevier.
>>     Reviewers are not paid by Elsevier (or other for-profit).
>>     Reviewers may
>>     be publicly funded through their academic institutions or labs to
>>     carry
>>     out the review process.
>>
>>     * Peer-reviews for accepted and rejected works are not accessible
>>     by public.
>>
>>
>>     Corrections and additional information is most welcome.
>>
>>
>>     -Sarven
>>     http://csarven.ca/#i
>>
>
>
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>

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