An experiment in open blog-based peer review

Via Paola Dimaio:

“Publishing in scientific and technical journals, as most academics know, is a lengthy and sometimes painful process carried out by reviewers, most often anonymously and ‘authoritatively’.

The most progressive members of academia have been thinking how to improve, and speed up, the peer review process and an answer may be coming from the world of blogs and peer to peer.

In what has been considered ‘an experiment’, author Noah Wardrip-Fruin ‘simultaneously sent out a manuscript for Expressive Processing for traditional, press-solicited peer review and posted the same manuscript, in sections, as part of the daily flow of posts on Grand Text Auto, becoming possibly the first experiment in what I call “blog-based peer review.”

His analysis focuses on 4 key lessons from the experience.

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