Jessica P. Hekman writes:
"The prestige problem has plagued open access from the start[...] So how to put power back in their hands?
By actually moving the prestige to open access. A big name endorsement of a journal article doesn’t have to come from publication in a big name journal. It can come from faculty at a big name university.
I propose that Harvard faculty members organize to volunteer their editorial services in identifying and recommending the best new open access articles in their field, after those articles have been published. Get the publications out there, decide if they’re important later. Yes, this is post publication peer review, which has been suggested before, but it involves the same peers as our current system of pre publication peer review."
[AS: Great post, great idea, and another excellent reason to move from filter>publish to publish>filter scholarly publishing]