B – Refereeing academic articles

Hartley J. Refereeing academic articles in the information age. British Journal of Educational Technology Epub 28 August 2011
(doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2011.01211.x)

In this article some of the current practices used by editors, authors and referees when using electronic submission and publishing systems are discussed. The use of new technology for submitting papers to the refereeing process increases the possibilities for gathering, analyzing and presenting summary data on these issues. Such data can also be used to clarify the roles played by editors, publishers, and referees. The author believes that refereeing should be open, i.e. correspondence between editors, referees and authors should be open and available, and not private.