When & Where: Monday, June 24, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CEST) 

The webinar is aimed at presenting the peer-review certification service developed in the course of the HIRMEOS project.

Peer-review has a critical importance in scholarly communication, but both its practices and understanding exhibit a great deal of opacity. This is especially true for the peer review processes concerning open access monographs.

The HIRMEOS Open Book Peer-Review Certification service is a response to the increasing need for transparency and a better understanding of book peer review processes. The certification system, developed in collaboration with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), provides a convenient way to reassure authors and evaluation agencies about the scientific quality of Open Access books. In the webinar, we are going to introduce this service to different communities by bringing together the perspectives of scholars, publishers, developers and librarians. It will be showcased how the service aims to open the black box of peer review by:

  • Identifying several characteristics of peer review as they specifically pertain to Open Access books,
  • Creating standard definitions of the various ways in which book peer reviews are conducted, and
  • Informing readers about the nature of review a published work has undergone.

Speakers: Eelco Ferwerda (DOAB, OAPEN), Pierre Mounier (OPERAS), Samuel Moore (King’s College London) and Isabella Meinecke (Hamburg University Press).

Chairs: Andrea Bertino (HIRMEOS, DARIAH-DE), Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH-EU).

How to register 

Participation in the online webinar is free, only registration is required via Eventbrite (HERE). For questions about the registration process please contact: erzsebet.toth-czifra@dariah.eu or bertino@sub.uni-goettingen.de . 

Technical requirements for participation:

It is very easy to participate. The webinar will be conducted using Adobe Connect. To participate from your desk you need only access to the internet, speakers/headphones and an up-to-date web-browser with installed Adobe Flash Player

After your registration you will receive a link to join the webinar.

2nd HIRMEOS Webinar: A Peer-review Certification System for Open Access Books
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