Title: Peer review and scientific publishing in times of web 2.0
Citation: PUBLISHING RESEARCH QUARTERLY vol. 30 no. 1 p. 39-49
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC86473
ISSN: 1053-8801
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC86473
DOI: 10.1007/s12109-014-9345-8
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The second half of the XXth century brought big changes in the society and consequently in science. The growing number of universities after the IInd world war, the post-war industrial growth and later digitalization transformed the science present until then, enlarged the scientific community and the number of scientific publications. In the last couple of decades, the creation of web 2.0 brought new possibilities for knowledge co-production and public engagement in science, i.e., the interaction and exchange between all interested parts in a research. The goal of this paper is to explore the possibilities for the extended peer review and quality control on the internet, primarily blogs and social media, which could contribute to the standard peer review process and open science to wider audience. Through the knowledge assessment approach, we are wondering if these processes could also raise the quality in science and lead to the democratization of knowledge production. We argue that changes in science and this type of science governance also have an impact in reshaping the society and bringing democratization in knowledge production.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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