Partnering to streamline review | PLOS Blogs Network
I’m glad to announce PLOS’ participation in a brand new provider, Review Commons, that can supply a platform for speedy, function, journal-independent peer critiques for manuscripts and preprints. We are excited to be a part of this initiative and to be informed from our group’s reaction how we will reconsider peer review to save authors’, reviewers’, and editors’ time and reinforce transparency and objectiveness.
Created through ASAPbio and EMBO Press, Review Commons will arrange a unmarried spherical of journal-agnostic review for manuscripts within the lifestyles sciences submitted to the provider. Upon receiving the critiques, the authors can come to a decision to merely put up them along their preprint on bioRxiv and/or to post their manuscript — together with critiques–to probably the most 17 journals affiliated with Review Commons. If the selected magazine comes to a decision to continue with the submission, it commits to now not contain new reviewers except a selected facet of the thing wishes to be additional evaluated.
All the PLOS journals inside scope — PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS ONE and PLOS Pathogens — will welcome submissions reviewed at Review Commons.
Saving researchers’ time and lengthening transparency
Journal-independent transportable review has the prospective to boost up and streamline the method of publishing. Authors can use their peer critiques to tell their magazine variety and to find the most productive have compatibility for his or her paintings from the beginning. Because the critiques raise over to any associate magazine, it’s going to additionally scale back re-reviewing at a couple of journals that lately imposes a big burden of duplicated actions around the medical group (estimated at thousands and thousands of hours of reviewer time every 12 months).
But we additionally hope to know about how authors, reviewers and editors manner peer review performed out of doors of a selected magazine context. It isn’t the primary time that journal-agnostic peer review has been attempted, however on this case the affiliation with preprints supplies a significantly better alternative for transparency of all of the peer review procedure, and provides authors extra keep watch over over how they proportion and contextualize their paintings.
The peer critiques supplied through Review Commons can also be posted on bioRxiv the use of the brand new capability that the preprint server is unveiling nowadays — TRiP (Transparent Review in Preprints) an annotation layer powered through hypothes.is devoted to put up critiques through a magazine or peer-review provider.
Your comments is vital
We are in reality keen to find out how journal-independent transportable peer review adjustments the submission revel in, and the way peer critiques posted in real-time can enrich the preprints on bioRxiv and lend a hand authors refine their paintings. We’ll be tracking the efficacy of the provider in order that we will proportion again the effects and tell broader enhancements to peer review.
We inspire you to discover the TRiP capability on bioRxiv and to keep tuned for the outlet of Review Commons in December!
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