Post-publication peer review

In a preprint published to the LIS Scholarship Archive, Karen Shashok and Valerie Matarese present arguments for why it is proving difficult to publish post-publication peer review (PPPR).

Editorial communications are sometimes not as helpful as they should be, online manuscript management systems are often complicated and sometimes confusing, and article processing charges (APCs) can exclude potentially suitable manuscripts from consideration if a waiver is not available. In addition, research evaluation policies, editorial priorities and economic factors may create disincentives. The authors offer suggestions for journal editors and publishers, institutions, and research evaluation policy makers on ways to facilitate knowledge sharing through PPPR.

Shashok K, Matarese V. Post-publication peer review in biomedical journals: overcoming obstacles and disincentives to knowledge sharing. RT, A Journal on Research Policy & Evaluation 2018;1. (doi: 10.13130/2282-5398/10125)