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darkmatter Journal during 2011 shifted to accepting submissions subject to external peer review.1) While we remain committed to continue to publish non-peer review work (e.g. Commons and Reviews etc.), the decision to adopt peer review was extensively discussed amongst the editorial team.
The journal aims to eschew traditional (closed) peer-review practices, because essentially they are flawed for failing to promoting academic discussion and transparency of knowledge production.2)
Our (semi-)open peer review practices involves the following:
We believe peer review is a dynamic process, and reserve the right to develop our open practices over time.