Day/time: May 10, 2023, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ETD
Title: Practice What You Preach: A Conversation about Transparent Publishing with the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
- Kristina Clement, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (Student Outreach & Sponsored Programs Librarian, Kennesaw State University)
- Hilary Baribeau, Managing Editor of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (Scholarly Communication Librarian at-Large)
- Casey McCoy-Simmons, author of “OER State Policy Discourse: Adding Equity to the Cost Savings Conversation” from the first issue of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (PhD Candidate in Higher Education at the University of Denver)
- (Moderator) Chelsee Dickson, Associate Editor for Innovative Practices, Columns, & Reviews for the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (Scholarly Communications Librarian, Kennesaw State University)
Description: Transparent publishing practices in academic publishing is becoming a major topic of conversation as authors navigate an increasingly complex scholarly communications landscape. However, it is still rare to see journal publishers, rather than scholars and librarians, engage meaningfully in this conversation. This presentation will be an open conversation between editor-in-chief, Kristina Clement, the managing editor, Hilary Baribeau (both of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (JOERHE)), and first-issue author, Casey McCoy-Simmons, a doctoral student at the University of Denver. JOERHE is a new, diamond open access journal for higher education practitioners to feature, discuss, and share information related to open educational resources. A large portion of the conversation will focus on the mission of the journal, which is to practice what it preaches: transparency and openness for its authors, readers, reviewers, editorial staff, and editorial board. JOERHE practices transparency in its publishing practices by openly peer reviewing research articles. Authors know the identities of their reviewers and reviewers know the identity of the authors whose articles they are reviewing. Authors and reviewers can converse through the journal platform throughout the review process, and all reviews are published alongside successful articles. This process provides visibility and transparency in the progress of the articles from submitted drafts to final publications. Additionally, the editors and the author will discuss the reasons why it is important for library publishers to practice openness and transparency in our contributions to scholarly conversation. The panel will be moderated by Chelsee Dickson, Associate Editor for Innovative Practices, Columns, & Reviews for JOERHE, who will ask a series of prepared questions. We will also solicit questions ahead of the conference and presentation and select a few questions to be featured in the presentation. There will be a sizable portion of the session dedicated to audience Q&A so that an authentic conversation can take place in addition to the prepared conversation.