NYU Press Receives Andrew W. Mellon Grant

Apr 14, 2011

NYU Press announced that it has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and test a method of conducting open, public online peer-to-peer review of scholarly monographs and journal articles. NYUP, which is part of the NYU Division of Libraries, will work with the MediaCommons a digital scholarly network, which is affiliated with both NYU Libraries and the Institute for the Future of the Book.

The outcome of the project will be a published white paper that will assess the value and shortcomings of P2P review for the evaluation of scholarship, serve as a roadmap for scholars and publishers, identify the technical functionalities necessary, and examine and assess the platforms currently available for online peer review. The white paper will be made available for open peer review as part of its publication process.