PhD student Will Fenton on Open Peer Review

PhD candidate Will Fenton this week published an article in Inside Higher Ed surveying the argument that humanities scholarship should embrace the practice of open peer review. Fenton quotes Cheryl Ball of West Virginia University, editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, describing the humanities as "still stuck in that proprietary single-author non-collaborative model, where scholars are afraid to showcase their research before someone senior has put their stamp of approval on it through the traditional peer review process.” In contrast, Kairos and other journals such as Hybrid Pedagogy are experimenting with more collaborative, open models that may include, for instance, ongoing public revision of a submitted article, in which editors and readers suggest changes and additions to drafts after the piece is published in draft form online.  

It's a thought-provoking article--read it here

Participants at the Digital Pedagogy Lab summer institute.

Participants at the Digital Pedagogy Lab summer institute.