Open Web Peer Review, an Online History Book Example

writinghistoryKristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty posed the question many have been asking:

Could web technology help us to fix some of the weaknesses we identified in the traditional processes of (solitary) writing, (secretive) blind peer reviewing and (slow and exclusive) paper-based publication?

They postulated that the open web could be used to encourage collaboration between all participants, result in exemplary scholarship and find an academic publisher.

Read how they fared in their inspiring blog post in search of ‘transparency, collaboration and open access in the service of good scholarship’, and read the book that they edited, Writing History in the Digital Age.