Global Trends in Knowledge Production and the Evolving Peer Review Process

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This essay seeks to provide further critique and clarity to the peer review process and the ways in which management of peer review is evolving. These changes occur within a context of massive growth in the knowledge production process: global trends, information technologies, and policies that encourage more people globally to take part in the research pro-cess. Associated with these global changes are stressors on the peer review process and particularly questions about who gets to be a peer reviewer and who has the right to produce knowledge under these processes. Less a formal review and analysis of peer review across LIS, this essay takes the form of an autoethnograpic narrative that that seeks to draw upon the researcher’s personal observations, experience, and reflections to critically examine changes to the peer review system that are taking place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023


  • Information Society
  • Library and Information Science
  • Peer Rewiew Ethics
  • Publication Ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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