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Re: Open Access and Peer Review


Are you referring to the series of articles by Jeffrey Beall?  I 
believe they focused on just a few OA publishers.


On 10/3/11 4:51 PM, Ken Masters wrote:
>  Hi Sabrina
>  To answer your first question: whatever you find, don't expect it
>  to be uniform.  Just as there is no set uniform standard of
>  peer-review for Non-OA publishers and journals, so there is no
>  set uniform standard of peer-review for OA publishers and
>  journals.
>  There was an attempt some years back to consciously link OA with
>  non-peer-review in a move to discredit OA.  I'm not entirely sure
>  how seriously it was taken, and how widely it was used, but it
>  did have some success: from my personal discussions with
>  academics, that image does persist, but there is nothing inherent
>  in the OA model that either encourages or discourages
>  peer-review: it's up to the publisher and journal.
>  Regards
>  Ken
>  ------
>  Dr. Ken Masters
>  Asst. Professor: Medical Informatics
>  Medical Education Unit
>  College of Medicine&  Health Sciences
>  Sultan Qaboos University
>  Sultanate of Oman
>  E-i-C: The Internet Journal of Medical Education