Database of journal policies: TRANsparency in Scholarly Publishing for Open Scholarship Evolution | GitHub - transpose-publishing/policies-database:
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"We're crowd-sourcing a database of journal policies relating to peer review (openness, recognition for co-reviewing) and preprinting.
Why TRANSPOSE? While there are fantastic databases that indicate whether archiving a preprint is allowed (Sherpa/RoMEO) and whether journals are partnered with Publons, to our knowledge, there is no database of information on topics such as:
- the openness of peer review (whether the content of peer reviews and the identities of reviewers are published, or whether reviews can be transferred to other journals),
- recognition for peer review (whether postdoc co-reviewers are acknowledged),
- detailed policies on preprinting (for example, what version is ok to post, whether preprints can be cited, and what licenses and media coverage of preprints are permitted).
Without this kind of information, it's difficult to monitor or advocate for changes that would make scholarly publishing more open and fair. It's also difficult for authors to easily compare different journals to make choices that support their needs and interests in open communication. In order to address this, we're building a user-editable database that contains this information. The database entries are human-readable YAML files that we'll use to build visualizations on the web down the road. For more information on this initiative, visit our homepage...."