Joining the ‘great conversation’ — The fundamental role of annotation in academic society

Joining the ‘great conversation’ — The fundamental role of annotation in academic society

Published: 28 May, 2020
Amidst deliberation about the social value and culture of peer review, annotation is also a key characteristic in emerging open peer review (OPR) processes and the participatory revision of scholarship. Three common OPR practices frequently utilize annotation. The first is open participation, or an invitation for groups to review a manuscript through in-line annotation and forms of commentary. The second is open interaction, with annotation guiding back-and-forth exchanges among authors and reviewers. And the third is post-publication review, with readers commenting atop the published version of scholarship.