Goal: Define a clear set of types of review, and develop best-practices/processes around each review type.
As we develop a robust review process for open textbooks, we envision different kinds of review that each serve different purposes throughout the life of a book. This group will try to better define the types of review and approaches to the different types.
These could include:
- (Traditional) peer review by a subject matter expert
- Open review by subject matter experts
- Student & faculty review during “beta” phase
- Ongoing student & faculty feedback
- Review of updated content over time
This group will work to define the purpose, structure and criteria of each of these kinds of review. They will also help guide the development of dedicated tools and resources for each kind of review, and ask (& possibly answer!) various questions including:
- How should we handle reviewer anonymity (in each review type)
- Best-practice approaches to each type of review
- Best-practice approaches to author-review-editing process etc.
If you would like to be a part of this group, please comment below with a bit about yourself, any specific interests on the subject and any initial thoughts on the group’s purpose.