Alternative peer review model: keep best of openness, but use moderators

David Stern, now at Illinois State University after scientific information positions at Yale and Brown, presents a modified or partial peer review model (“post e-print”) in an SLA professional development presentation, “Alternatives to journal subscriptions,” a detailed analysis of alternative journal subscription models.  After considering the finer pricing points of editing peer review, discovery, and subscriptions (useful to libraries considering their own e-journal platform efforts), he proposes a moderation model (moderated peer review) where junk is filtered out, submissions are placed in an open repository, and needed level of peer review services are determined.  Such moderation would be a volunteer activity.

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