Peer Review & Open Access

Date: 09/13/2016

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Center for Scholarly Communication



Peer review is the process where experts in the field give feedback and comments on a research manuscript, before the paper is passed on to a journal editor, who then decides whether it should be published. In the majority of cases, these are volunteer academics (both the reviewers and editors). Peer review is the supposed gold standard for research articles, designed to apply rigor and scrutiny and weed out the bad research. However, it is important to note that having an article accepted through peer review does not make it correct forever.

Open access stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles must pay to access them. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publisher and is often required to pay an additional fee.

Peer review and open access are compatible.   In this session:

  • Discover sources of quality open access peer review journals.
  • Explore approaches to determining if a journal is legitimate


Bookings are closed for this event.

Darren Chase

Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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