Humanities Scholars Explore Open Peer Review
As the web provides open and free tools for scholars to share information, authors and publishers have begun to explore new methods of publishing. The New York Times recently reported on one facet of these efforts, making peer review a more transparent and open process.
Meanwhile, some individual scholars pursue open peer review to actively engage in debates about their work. Noah Wardrip-Fruin blogged a draft of the entire contents of his book, Expressive Processing, with the permission of MIT Press. The results are a print volume and a blog recording points of contention within an emerging field.