The checklist below is written for library staff working with authors to review a new open textbook.
In the Review stage of an open textbook project, you’ll need to:
- Understand why copyediting is important.
- Plan for copyediting.
- Understand why proofreading is important.
- Plan for proofreading.
- Discover Australian copyediting and proofreading resources.
- Assess diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Use diversity, equity and inclusion rubrics.
- Check accessibility.
- Test and generate accessible formats.
- Use accessibility evaluation tools.
- Conduct the final copyright check.
- Check Creative Commons licence compatibility.
- Fix an open textbook with incompatible licences.
- Get help with checking and fixing licence compatibility.
- Understand the benefits of peer review for open textbooks.
- Work authors to design a peer review process.
- Work authors to conduct a peer review process.
- Understand peer review roles.
- Work authors to choose a peer review model for their open textbook.
- Work with authors to adopt or develop a peer review rubric for their open textbook.
- Work with authors to implement peer review feedback.
- Identify the qualities of a useful review.
- Conclude the peer review process.
- Work with authors to write a review statement for their open textbook.
- Conduct the final check before publication.
- Draft a summary email requesting approval to publish.
Adapted from ‘Checklist’ in Authoring Open Textbooks by Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.