Over the past ten years, innovations in web technology have enabled a shift in scholarly publishing. New initiatives bring the editing and review process to the public. Publishers of humanities journals are following the lead of science publishers and make the peer review process more transparent, including innovations such as open peer review and post-publication review.
- This article from the New York Times discusses some of the new trends, including the open peer review experiment conducted by Shakespeare Quarterly in 2010.
- In the sciences, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) has pioneered post-publication article reviews, commenting and article level metrics.
I would love to have a discussion about the implications of some these new trends in scholarly peer review, and how this relates to social reading of scholarly work.