Open Review

You are participating in an open review of this book. During this open review you can read the book and help make it better. Any comments posted by Nov 14th will be factored into the final submission. I can't guarantee I'll be able to incorporate any posted after that date.

This site was built with the tools available from the Open Review Toolkit. You can offer suggestions by make annotations using, an open source annotation system. Further, the website will be collecting implicit feedback, such as the traffic and abandonment rate of each section of the book.

Open review will take place while this book's publisher is conducting peer review. The feedback from open review and peer review will be used to create a revised manuscript. The open review period will end when the final manuscript is submitted to the publisher.

FAQ about open review (most of this comes directly via ORT).

What are the benefits for readers?

You get to read the manuscript and help make it better.

What are the benefits for authors and publishers?

The open review process will benefit both authors and publishers, even if they have no interest in increasing access to knowledge. The process will lead to higher manuscript quality through the explicit and implicit feedback. Further, the open review process will provide valuable data that can be used during that marketing of the book.

What is the build process for this website?

Matthew Salganik described the process for his book in a series of blog posts, available here: part 1, part 2, and part 3.

Has anyone ever done something like this before?

Here, I'm working from the Open Review Toolkit built by Matthew Salganik and colleagues for his book Bit by Bit. Here are a few others he drew on for working out that idea.

How I can learn more about traditional peer review of academic books?

The AAUP recently published a report on best practices for peer review.

Can I do this with my book?

Sure. Check out the code section of Matthew Salganik's book for more about how they developed this process.