Is peer review in academic publishing still working?*

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Jackson, Liz, Peters, Michael A., Benade, Leon, Devine, Nesta, Arndt, Sonja, Forster, Daniella, Gibbons, Andrew, Grierson, Elizabeth, Jandrić, Petar, Lazaroiu, George, Locke, Kirsten, Mihaila, Ramona, Stewart, Georgina and Tesar, Marek. (2018). Is peer review in academic publishing still working?*. Open Review of Educational Research. 5(1), pp. 95-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/23265507.2018.1479139
AuthorsJackson, Liz, Peters, Michael A., Benade, Leon, Devine, Nesta, Arndt, Sonja, Forster, Daniella, Gibbons, Andrew, Grierson, Elizabeth, Jandrić, Petar, Lazaroiu, George, Locke, Kirsten, Mihaila, Ramona, Stewart, Georgina and Tesar, Marek
Abstract

Peer review is central to academic publishing. Yet for many it is a mysterious and contentious practice, which can cause distress for both reviewers, and those whose work is reviewed. This paper, produced by the Editors’ Collective, examines the past and future of peer review in academic publishing. The first sections consider how peer review has been defined and practised in changing academic contexts, and its educational significance in the development of scholarship. The paper then explores major historical and contemporary issues around identity, diversity, anonymity, and the review process, and the related power of editors versus reviewers in academic publishing. Finally, the paper discusses the case of new scholars as reviewers engaging in neoliberal labour, before concluding with some brief recommendations based on our analysis.

Keywordspeer review; academic publishing; scholarship; neoliberalism; higher education
Year2018
JournalOpen Review of Educational Research
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 95-112
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd
ISSN2326-5507
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/23265507.2018.1479139
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85055337853
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range95-112
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online31 May 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted06 Mar 2018
Deposited10 Mar 2022
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*The reviewers of this publication are:
• John Ozolins, John.Ozolins@acu.edu.au, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
• Peter Roberts peter.roberts@canterbury.ac.nz University of Canterbury, Christchurch

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