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

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:06:08 +0000
Message-ID: <CAE1ny+7F9h5oQa7kf0v-nDRsWENBO6qmVf1V5eYeHN-u3Rv+0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, janowicz@ucsb.edu
Cc: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@cs.ox.ac.uk>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>, semantic-web@w3.org
Do we have a link or reference for the study?

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 5:04 PM Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
wrote:

> On 08/12/2017 06:34 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
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> On 11 Aug 2017, at 16:01, Harry Halpin <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
>
>
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> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:44 PM Sarven Capadisli <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, 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 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 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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>
> --
> Krzysztof Janowicz
>
> Geography Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
> 4830 Ellison Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060
>
> Email: jano@geog.ucsb.edu
> Webpage: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~jano/
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