Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer is an open scholarship researcher who currently works as OpenAIRE Scientific Manager, University of Göttingen, and will shortly join the Social Computing Research Group at Know-Center ( as a senior postdoctoral researcher. His main research interests are Open Science models and infrastructures, science policy, alternative models for peer review, and philosophy of technology. Tony has a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Glasgow, 2012) in addition to an MA (Philosophy) and MSc (Information and Library Studies). Tony has worked in a number of EU-funded projects and is actively involved in Open Science advocacy and community-building. As Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at the University of Goettingen, Tony has been responsible for OpenAIRE’s outreach strategy, scientific direction and coordination of its pan-European network of National Open Access Desks (NOADs). Tony has published widely on Open Science, Open Access, peer review and library science in both peer-reviewed and popular science outlets, and regularly acts as PC member, co-organizer or co-chair of a number of workshops and conferences on topics related to Open Science.



Peer review at the crossroads  


The workshop builds on the results of the OpenUp landscape scan and the OpenAIRE report on open peer review. The workshop has multiple purposes including (1) assessing existing and evolving methods and functions of alternative peer review mechanisms, (2) breaking down peer review into the basic processes to identify the benefits and challenges, and (3) identifying questions and issues that need further investigation. 

Group discussions will also touch upon issues such as the sustainability, long-term availability of alternative review tools, and their uptake by researchers, and the incorporation of these methods into institutional, national, funders’ and publishers’ policies. 

OpenUP and OpenAIRE are dedicated to engage with different (disciplinary, inter-disciplinary) research communities from the social sciences, life sciences, energy, arts and humanities to identify the requirements from the emerging trends as posed by Open Science and e-infrastructural interconnected environments. Both projects aim at developing a sustainable framework that is relevant for and responsive to the Open Science needs.



Peer review at the crossroads

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