Developing a peer review information service for monographs

Niels Stern OAPEN Foundation

The Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) is offered to publishers who have registered with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and is provided by DOAB Foundation on behalf of the OPERAS community. PRISM is currently operating in beta phase and will move into production in the second half of 2022.

PRISM provides information from open access (OA) book publishers about their peer review procedure. The service enables publishers to provide information at both the publisher level and the individual publication level. The goal of the service is to build trust in OA book publishing, by improving transparency around quality assurance of OA book publishers and their publications.

The service has been tested in partnership with a small and diverse group of publishers consisting of commercial and non-commercial, small, medium, and large OA book publishers. Thanks to the involvement of those publishers, the service has been further improved making it ready for many more publishers to join during 2022 and onwards.

This presentation will describe the background and context for PRISM, its objectives, implementation (including its Scientific Committee) and its potential future trajectories. Moreover, the presentation will highlight the relevance of the service for other stakeholders than OA publishers, such as research libraries, readers, and authors. 

More information about the service at 

Niels Stern
OAPEN Foundation
The Hague, Netherlands
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6466-9748

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