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Re: [jox] Identity of reviewers

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has there already been a long discussion about this?

what Toni is suggesting is pretty significant and will very much shape the
identity of the journal.

i understand the desire to make review work visible and stress the communal
nature of final publications, but will it be mandatory to publish the first
draft of essay contributions?

Nate Tkacz

School of Culture and Communication
University of Melbourne


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On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Mathieu ONeil <mathieu.oneil>wrote:

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Hi all

Does everyone agree with this?



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From: Toni Prug <tony>
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:14 pm
Subject: Re: [jox] Identity of reviewers
To: journal

we publish it all: first version + reviews (leave to reviewer
whether anon) + published version. Together as one document.
Perhaps split in two docs, or individually as attachments.

Reviewing is work. Possible positives of rendering it visible:
a) it leaves the trace of the peer production labour process; b)
we give references to other works, similar logic should apply to
reviews (if it leads to improvements in the final version,
reviewer's points get referenced); c) it is likely to make
reviewers take their work more seriously. In addition, if it has
the above positive effects, reviewers have reasons to have it
here's a journal doing something like this:

There are situations when publishing reviews might be against
the wishes of the reviewer, we could leave that as optional.

The _immediate_ concern is: my correspondent raised the issue of
whether there is any benefit in publishing reviews which normally
would have been intended to fix an earlier iteration.
So do we publish reviews? Do we identify reviewers? Or do we just
indicate who reviewed, without publishing the review? Or stay anon?

Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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