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

From: Alexander Garcia Castro <alexgarciac@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:08:16 +0200
Message-ID: <CALAe=OJ03RN-WBsjywQ6HU4fRdwJe5tCp_csXecUnnU1kY2MLQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, janowicz@ucsb.edu, Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@cs.ox.ac.uk>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Is there any study indicating that the current semi blind review process
works better than existing alternatives?

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org> wrote:

> 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:
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>
>> ----
>> Ivan Herman, W3C
>> Publishing@W3C Technical Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
>> mobile: +31-641044153 <+31%206%2041044153>
>> ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704
>>
>>
>> --
>> 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/
>> Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
>>
>>


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