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Open Evaluation: definition, why important, current trends, examples


In terms of the evaluation of scholarly outputs (journal articles, proposals), “open evaluation” can refer to the judging of an output not just by a jury of experts (“classic expert evaluation”; for scholarly journals, this often means blind peer review) but rather by a jury of anyone interested in the output. Such evaluation mechanisms are, at the time of writing this entry, controversial and part of evergreen discussions about how scholarly peer review is performed.

Useful resources on Open Evaluation:

Velamuri, V.K., Schneckenberg, D., Haller, J.B.A., & Kathrin M. Moeslein, K.M. (2017). Open evaluation of new product concepts at the front end of innovation: Objectives and contingency factors. R&D Management Journal. Preprint for R&D Management Journal.

Describes, in detail, the concept of open evaluation and its role in innovation competitions. Helpful definitions and list of more reading.

Open Science MOOC. (n.d.). Open evalution.

Describes rationale behind open evaluation as defined as open peer review. Lists competencies researchers should possess and includes links to helpful tools, research articles and report, and other materials on this topic.

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1.9.2. Open Evaluation: definition, why important, current trends, examples


Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 28, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 28.10. 2021 12:10