I read this interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review” . The article focuses on creating a peer review network for journals, to be released soon to the public. Its aim is to replicate what already happens at conferences (reviewing scholarly journals), but this will allow more timely feedback, less time spend on traveling and a larger audience that can provide feedback to the authors.

Although there are many critics of this system, I believe that it’s a new and innovative way of connecting young scholars to others. Additionally, not everyone can afford to go to conferences (monetarily and time restrictions), so this allows for cheaper, quicker feedback.

Do you buy into Academia.edu’s peer review culture shift ?