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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: marsha chuk [SMTP:chukm@ERE.UMONTREAL.CA] Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 4:33 PM To:
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      From: marsha chuk [SMTP:chukm@...]
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      Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 4:33 PM
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      Subject: Global Cyberconference on Peer Review: Please circulate
      widely

      >GLOBAL CYBERCONFERENCE ON PEER REVIEW IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
      >
      >Friday, 28 May to Thursday, 10 June 1999
      >
      >I am pleased to announce the forthcoming global cyberconference on
      peer
      >review in the social sciences. Anyone who receives this message is
      >invited to join. For entry to the conference website, go to
      >http://www.sciencecity.org.uk/cyberconference.html
      >The conference will officially begin and end at midday, London
      time, but
      >it may be extended, depending on the level of participation. Those
      not
      >familiar with the cyberconference format should consult the website
      of
      >the last such conference organized, which was on public
      understanding of
      >science: http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dss0www1/
      <http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dss0www1/>
      >
      >The conference is dedicated to the standard mode of evaluation of
      pro-
      >posed and completed work in the academy, namely, other academics
      who
      >have proven themselves in similar or related areas of research:
      peers in
      >that sense. The contexts of evaluation include both resource
      allocation
      >agencies and >publication outlets.
      >
      >Although peer review processes have been subject to much study and
      de-
      >bate by social scientists, journal editors and policymakers,
      attention
      >has been focussed primarily on the natural, especially biomedical,
      >sciences. The social sciences themselves have been much less
      studied,
      >yet research in these areas is increasingly subject to peer
      evaluation,
      >both at the point of resourcing and of publication.
      >
      >The cyberconference aims to canvass a broad spectrum of views on
      how well
      >peer review works in a variety of settings, practical suggestions
      on how
      >to incorporate traditionally excluded groups, how to improve the
      account-
      >ability of the review process and how to enable the process to
      support
      >better research. Each of these issues will be framed by a
      provocative set
      >of statements to which contributors may respond with their own
      experi-
      >ences, research or considered opinions.
      >
      >General topics include:
      >
      >Who counts as a peer?: beyond the old boys network.
      >How to extend peer review-can it be made to incorporate larger
      >societal interests?
      >The ethics of peer reviewing-how to avoid intellectual property
      theft?
      >The structure of accountability in peer review-what should
      reviewers
      >and reviewed know about the process?
      >How does one peer evaluate international, interdisciplinary and
      critical
      >work?
      > Do the social sciences pose special problems for peer review?
      >
      >The conference is premissed on the idea that peer review in the
      social
      >sciences is worth salvaging in some form-the question being what
      >form. But even if you are altogether opposed to the use of peer
      review
      >or if your concerns stem mainly from outside the social sciences,
      you
      >should nevertheless feel free to contribute.
      >
      >You will have the option of concealing your identity in your
      postings.
      >You may also contribute links to other websites and texts that are
      >relevant to the topic. Moreover, it may be possible to get e-mail
      >notification of topics of interest to you, once you subscribe. (We
      are
      >still working on this facility.) The results will be archived and
      made
      >available to all researchers to use as they see fit.
      >
      >This cyberconference is sponsored by the United Kingdoms Economic
      and
      >Social Research Council and will be conducted from the server at
      the
      >Science Policy Support Group, London. The texts framing the terms
      of this
      >cyberconference were written by Steve Fuller, Professor of
      Sociology,
      >University of Durham, UK. He is solely responsible for their
      content and
      >may be contacted at steve.fuller@...
      <mailto:steve.fuller@...> . For information concerning
      >the technical side of the cyberconference, contact
      chris.ball@... <mailto:chris.ball@...> .
      >
      >
      >____________________________
      >Steve Fuller
      >Professor of Sociology
      >University of Durham
      >Durham DH1 3JT
      >United Kingdom
      >Fax: 44+ (0)191 374 4743
      >Phone: 44+ (0)191 374 2324
      >
      >after 1 August 1999
      >Professor of Sociology
      >University of Warwick
      >Coventry CV4 7AL
      >United Kingdom
      >

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