Jason Mittell Attends Peer Review Transparency Meeting

On January 23rd and 24th, Jason Mittell, faculty director of the DLA, went to an exciting meeting in Cambridge, MA, focused on peer review transparency. Sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, the meeting brought together scholars, publishers, editors, representatives of scholarly societies, and other interested parties to discuss how making the processes of peer review more transparent can help foster greater legitimacy for open access publishing and reassert the importance and validity of academic writing.

Jason was representing Lever Press, the open-access publisher that emerged out of a consortium of liberal arts colleges, and presented on “Many Flavors of Open Review,” highlighting the work that he and Chris Keathley have done to co-create and run the video essay journal [in]Transition via an innovative form of open peer review.

Learn more about the Peer Review Transparency Standards initiative.