(Peer) review is a critical piece of the Open Textbook publishing process. In the context of Open, peer review does (at least) two things:
- it provides a assurance to those considering adopting an open textbooks
- reviewing is also a mechanism to build a broader community of people engaged with a given open textbook, who bedcome potential adopters.
This is a Working Group to help develop a robust approach to reviewing Open Textbooks.
Would you like to help?
Some of the questions we’re hoping to address with the working group are:
- What should pre- & post-production review processes for open textbooks look like?
- How can we enable faculty adopters & students to provide feedback directly to authors?
- How can we leverage the peer review process to market the book to potential adopters?
- How do we manage the concerns and uncertainty around any non-traditional aspects of the review process?
- How might reviewers be compensated for their contributions?
- What tools do we need to support the process?
If you would like to be part of this discussion, please reply below with your interest!
Note: The idea for this working group grew in part from our recent Office Hours session, looking at peer review for open textbooks. For anyone who wasn’t able to attend, you can read a recap or watch a recording of the session here.