Quality assurance and open review

While many of the things that we envisaged in the DFG proposal (Müller & Haspelmath 2013) are up and running already, one important thing is still missing: open reviewing. As was already argued by Pullum (1984), open review increases the quality of publications because reviewers will have to do their job carefully, as it is their reputation that will suffer if their name is associated with a bad publication. In addition, Pullum pointed out that reviews may improve a publication quite substantially and in a closed reviewing scenario the reviewers contribution cannot be acknowledged as it should be.

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Screencast “How to submit a manuscript”

In order to make the submission of manuscripts easier for authors, we have created a screencast.

You can also find the screencast on our website. More screencasts will follow soon. They will explain the general workflow within Language Science Press; the review process; LaTeX editing; etc. If you have particular wishes or other ideas, let us know in the comments.