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Open and transparent: the review process of the Semantic Web journal

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While open access is established in the world of academic publishing, open reviews are rare. The Semantic Web journal goes further than just open review by implementing an open and transparent review process in which reviews are publicly available, and the assigned editors and reviewers are known by name, and are published together with accepted manuscripts. In this article we introduce the steps to realize such a process from the conceptual design, over the implementation, a overview of the results so far, and up to lessons learned.

Document Type: Case Report


Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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