Letter Template to Peer Reviewer to Request Review for Facilitated Peer Review Process

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Title:
Letter Template to Peer Reviewer to Request Review for Facilitated Peer Review Process
Abbreviated Title:
Facilitated Peer Review Committee Documents from August 2013
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Language:
English
Creator:
Facilitated Peer Review Committee
Acord, Sophia
Dorsey, Alan
Jefferson, Rebecca
Simpson, Betsy
Taylor, Laurie N.
Telg, Ricky
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Committee, description of responsibilities from the charge: The Facilitated Peer Review Committee has been established with the approval of the Dean of the Libraries to support the peer review process for innovative and/or nontraditional forms of scholarship and scholarly work, which is particularly needed for new works of digital scholarship. The need for this process arose with a digital scholarship project created by two faculty members in the Libraries, and this project will serve as the pilot project for the Committee. The Committee will establish the requirements for the facilitated peer review process – with the committee acting akin to an editorial board that would facilitate, but not conduct, peer review – specifically for innovative forms of scholarship. This process is critically needed across many fields to support scholarly efforts in multimedia publication, data curation, publicly-engaged scholarship, collaborative work, and other forms of alternative scholarly products that do not fit within established disciplinary traditions. The Committee will establish the norms, standards, and documentation for the facilitated peer review process. The Committee will refine these materials and apply them to the approved digital scholarship project which will serve as a pilot project. The Committee will document the application of the process to the pilot project for peer review of that project and for that project to serve as a model for facilitated peer review for other scholarly works as well as being a model for possible application within other Colleges after the process is established for the pilot within the Libraries. At this time, establishing the process with the facilitating committee, working through the full pilot project, and documenting the entire process is expected to require up to 5 hours per month for each committee member, primarily for reviewing and refining draft documentation on this process.

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The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution George A. Smathers Libraries 533 Smathers Library Scholarly Resources & Research Services PO Box 11700 0 Gainesville, FL 32611 700 0 352 273 2902 January 9 201 3 Dear POTENTIAL REVIEWER: The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are currently working to establish a facilitated peer review process to support the peer review of alternative scholarly works. The facilitated peer review process is in development with the first pha se to establish template materials and a standard process and to apply the process to a pilot project. Such a process is critically needed across many fields to support scholarly efforts in multimedia publication, data curation, publicly engaged scholarsh ip, collaborative work, and other forms of alternative scholarly products that do not fit within established disciplinary traditions. This process is being established to support the peer review of alternative scholarly works specifically in relation to th e tenure and promotion process. 1 The Facilitated Peer Review Committee is comprised of UF faculty facilitate the new process of peer review. The Committee is akin to members of a journal editorial staff editors in providing the framework for peer review. The Committee establishes the necessary policies, procedures, and documentation; locates the appropriate experts to conduct peer review; support s the process of peer review performed by those expert s wherein the experts conduct peer review and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback using the provided peer review form; and then synthesizes feedback from all reviewer s into a letter and review packet to the author(s) The Committee is working to ensure the process is aligned with and supports individual autho rs as well as departmental, college, and institutional needs in terms of measurement and reporting for promotion and tenure within the University of Florida. Short desc ription and basic i nformation on the specific alternative scholarly work to be reviewed. As Chair of the Facilitated Peer Review Committee, I am contacting you on behalf of the Committee and the UF Libraries to inquire regarding your availability to serve as a peer reviewer for the project Included with this letter are several template components developed for use with all scholarly works that undergo the facilitated peer review process. 1 The University of Florida Promotion and Tenure (P&T or T&P) guidelines and information are online: http://www.aa.ufl.edu/tenure

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The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution The documents are: 1. Application for Facilitated Peer Review Su pport for Alternative Scholarly Works: provides background on the project and additional documentation about the impact, use, and reception of the work 2. Peer Review Guide for Peer Reviewers and Submitting Autho rs : provides an overview of th e facilitated peer review process for peer reviewers and authors 3. Peer Review Form for Alternative Scholarly Works : provides structure for responses D this process are online on the Committee website: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/committees/fprc Please respond to this letter to confirm your willingness to serve as a peer reviewer or to discuss this process. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about this process whether or not you are able to serve as a peer reviewer. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or to disc uss this process. I am available via email (Laurien@ufl.edu) and phone (352.273.2902) and I am happy to contact you at your convenience. Best regards, Laurie N. Taylor, Ph.D. Digital Humanities Librarian George A. Smathers Libraries University of Flori da P.O. Box 117000 Gainesville, FL 32611 Laurien@ufl.edu 5 28 Library West 352.273.2902 http://ufdc.ufl.edu