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Abstract

Peer review truly, is the king in scientific communication –however, traditional peer review has been accused of many irregularities such as inconsistency and unrealistic peer reviewing, methodology flaws, and the likes. Despite all these irregularities, scholars still believe in peer review but new ways of opening up peer reviews are encouraged. There were high levels of backing for most of the attributes of OPR, such as disclosing identities of reviewers, open reports, open interaction, open platform, commenting on the final-version of published articles or data. Furthermore, the idea of supplementing pre-publication peer review with some form of post-publication evaluation would improve scientific communication. Also, novel initiatives for OPR are reviewed and how they can speed up peer review in today scholarship. In conclusion, ways of making OPR not just a new science but a sound and reliable scientific exercise were elaborated. The purpose of this study is to review OPR literature and discuss the novel and sharp practices of OPR in today’s scholarship

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