With our open peer review project, we provide the space for a transparent, lively and fruitful scholarly discussion that is valuable for all. The authors benefit from the open peer review process, as it allows them to engage with their reviewers, helps to clarify questions and critiques quickly, and sensitizes them to how readers engage with different aspects of the text. The reviewers benefit from commenting openly on a text, as it makes their work visible to the academic community and allows them to take professional credit for it.

Rather than taking place anonymously behind closed doors, the review process happens online on our OPR website. Multiple reviewers can comment on individual paragraphs, chapters, or the entire book, the author has the opportunity to respond, and the results are freely available to be seen by the academic community at large. Everyone is invited to engage in the discussion, which is structured by specific editorial guidelines, such as using complete names and keeping comments constructive. To ensure the quality and appropriateness of the review, the publisher reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments from the website.

We wish you interesting and inspiring debates!

If you want to know more about open peer review, please contact us:
Rabea Rittgerodt (History): Rabea.rittgerodt@degruyter.com
Sophie Wagenhofer (Religion): Sophie.wagenhofer@degruyter.com