The Journal of Peer Production - New perspectives on the implications of peer production for social change New perspectives on the implications of peer production for social change
(Signals) Seeking other urban possibilities image

Signals are an important part of the JoPP peer review process. They are intended to widen the scope of publishable articles by placing the reputational cost of publishing an imperfect article on authors, rather than on the journal.

Please note:

Positive signal = 1, negative signal = 0, positive/negative signal = 0.5

Only signals marked with a “*” are used to calculate the JoPP Signal.

Objective categories

Activist: 0/2

Article proposes a critique of a policy or practice with specific action proposals or suggestions.

Academic: 2/2*

Article follows conventions of academic research article ­­ e.g. position in literature, cited sources, and claimed contribution.

Prospective: 0/2

Article is based on developments that have not yet occurred.

Formalised: 0/2

Article is based on formal logic or mathematical technique.

Language quality: 1/2*

Standard of English expression in article is excellent.

Subjective categories

Scope of debate: 0/2

Article addresses an issue which is widely known and debated.

Comprehensiveness: 2/2*

Most related sources are mentioned in article [this is an invitation to careful selection rather than a demonstration of prowess in citation collection ­­ i.e. apt and representative choices made in source citations].

Logical flow: 2/2*

Ideas are well organised in article.

Originality: 1/2*

The argument presented in article is new.

Review impact: 1/2

The article has been significantly changed as a result of the review process.


Reviewers indicate their appreciation of the article in the form of a 50 word statement.

Reviewer A


Reviewer B

The strength of this article is in putting two researches focused on how different communities try to appropriate the same space next to each other, thus enabling the reader to understand the complexity of urban (waterfront) transformation that has been going on in Argentina. Additional value of the chosen case studies is that they are not based in the capital and largest city, which gives to the reader an insight into how the themes and strategies which are often connected to the urban centers connected to the global cities unfold in specific places. The final version of the paper has integrated more of the ethnographic and research materials, enabling the nuance of the research to come to the fore.

Reviewer C

The article examines the appropriation of resources by Capital and the State and the consecutive displacement of social groups that stand as an obstacle or a counter example to such processes of capital accumulation. Its main contribution is that it examines in parallel two case studies that are usually separated in research: social groups related to urban activism and social groups that still survive with traditional means of subsistence such as fishermen.