Yesterday, the NY Times published an article on an experiment of open review with Shakespeare Quarterly: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/arts/24peer.html
From the article, “Although initially cautious, Mr. Galey [Alan Galey, a junior faculty member at the University of Toronto,
] said he is now “entirely won over by the open peer review model.” The comments were more extensive and more insightful, he said, than he otherwise would have received on his essay, which discusses Shakespeare in the context of information theory.”
As we move toward starting Fembot, it’s great to see the enthusiasm for open review and more evidence to help support moving in that direction.
One of our first steps in creating Fembot is working on grant proposals to help support the project. Many of the proposals have a heavy technical/tool component, as well. It would be very helpful to use to have comments on what you may or may not like about the Media Commons tool used for Shakespeare Quarterly experiment. Please take a look and let us know what you think.
– Karen E.