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Paper 0313:
Peer Review of Electronic Journals

id 0313
authors Fytton, Rowland
year 2003
title Peer Review of Electronic Journals
source ELPUB2003. From information to knowledge: Proceedings of the 7th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing held at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal 25-28 June 2003/Edited by: Sely Maria de Souza Costa, João Álvaro Carvalho, Ana Alice Baptista, Ana Cristina Santos Moreira. Universidade do Minho, 2003.
summary The recent literature about peer review of scholarly articles is reviewed, with particular emphasis on the cost of the peer-review process. Possible impacts of electronic scholarly publishing upon peer reviewing are discussed. Opinion amongst academics in their roles as authors, editors and referees seems likely to insist upon preservation of a prepublicationrefereeing system in most disciplines. As the administration of any such system seems to have a cost of about $400 per published article, any scholarly publishing system will need to locate financial support to at least that extent, and a system of lump-sum payment by the authors’ funders is best placed to cover this cost while providing universal free access to scholarly material.
keywords Peer review, Costs, Refereeing, Editing, Electronic scholarly journals
series ELPUB:2003
type full paper
email J.F.Rowland@lboro.ac.uk
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-0313
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