Experimenting with Alternative/Open Review Models
A Joint EFITA/VOA3R Workshop on Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repositories took place on July 13th in conjunction with the Joint Congress of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (EFITA 2011) and the World Congress on Computers in Agriculture (WCCA 2011) that took place in in Prague, Czech Republic. The workshop brought together scientists and practitioners for discussing issues related to open access repositories in agriculture and aquaculture, exploring how research may move beyond publications and include models, data and software, also adopting the main paradigms of the Open Access movement.
Part of the VOA3R Team during the EFITA/VOA3R Workshop
on Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repositories
The workshop served as a testbed for adopting an alternative review model: instead of blind peer-reviewing, papers submitted to the workshop were reviewed openly via comments through this blog: http://voa3r.blogspot.com. Four papers were submitted, discussed, revised and finally presented at the workshop. Their proceedings will be soon made available as a special volume.