Category: Peer Review

How to: Open Peer Review on ScienceOpen 

How to: Open Peer Review on ScienceOpen 

ScienceOpen stands for making academic publishing open, providing a built-in system for authors and reviewers to benefit from. Our platform simplifies manuscript submission, accelerates preprint sharing, facilitates the open peer review process, and encourages post-publication dialogue.

From submitting a manuscript or preprint to reviewing them, below we highlight some of our most helpful video resources for authors and reviewers alike on how to utilize our open peer review management system.

Preprint peer review on ScienceOpen

Preprint peer review on ScienceOpen

A group of industry thought leaders led by ASAPbio recently published a Consensus View on open preprint peer review practices, Recommendations for accelerating open preprint peer review to improve the culture of science. The authors, including ScienceOpen CEO Stephanie Dawson, explore how the growing prevalence of preprints offers an opportunity to reimagine peer review, fostering a culture of more comprehensive and collaborative evaluation processes. Open preprint peer review can enhance accessibility, benefit early career researchers, and streamline evaluation, reducing delays. The authors also address some of the challenges associated with evaluating preprints, and present recommendations for transparent and equitable preprint peer review. 

Open Peer Review at ScienceOpen

Open Peer Review at ScienceOpen

Review by academic peers is at the core of the scientific publishing process. By making reviews and comments accessible, open peer review practices build upon the traditional peer review process. Transparency helps to enhance the reliability and credibility of both peer review and research results. The visible and shared feedback can foster collaboration and increase public trust in scientific findings.  

Since its inception, ScienceOpen has been actively promoting and facilitating open peer review, both within its network and across the whole digital publishing landscape. Over the years, we have continued to explore open peer review tools and workflows to support preprint management, post-publication review, and the creation of open access journals based on open peer review.

Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

In a thought-provoking blog post, Adam Mastroianni (Columbia Business School) recently stated: “There are two kinds of problems in the world: strong-link problems and weak-link problems.” For weak-link problems, ” the overall quality depends on how good the worst stuff is”. (1) To fix them, we need to eliminate the weakest links or make them stronger. That’s why we have strict quality standards for food. Nobody wants to die because they picked the wrong tuna sandwich off the shelf!

Science, on the other hand, is a strong-link problem, Mastroianni argues: “In the long run, the best stuff is all that matters. The bad stuff doesn’t matter at all.”

In this guest blog, Sebastian Alers debates and analyzes some recent attitudes on science and peer review, in an attempt to call and draw attention to the importance of community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact.

Up for a challenge? Join ScienceOpen’s Open Peer Review Competition

Up for a challenge? Join ScienceOpen’s Open Peer Review Competition

To mark Peer Review Week coming up at the end of September, we invite you to a month-long celebration of open peer review and to begin exploring preprints on ScienceOpen, submit a substantial review, and compete for one of three prizes in our open peer review competition.

Reviewer Credits and Science Open cooperate to make Peer Review visible

Reviewer Credits and Science Open cooperate to make Peer Review visible

Reviewer Credits, the global expert network that makes peer review visible and helps researchers get recognition for their work, is now partnering with ScienceOpen to make Peer Review visible and highlight its importance in the publishing landscape.

Scholars’ views on Open Peer Review – Presenting Survey Results

Scholars’ views on Open Peer Review – Presenting Survey Results

Our survey was broad in scope, with the goal of exploring more diverse perspectives and experiences on the advantages and disadvantages of Open Peer Review. We asked about the number of articles our respondents had reviewed, where they published them, and some more specific questions about various aspects of open peer review.

On this blog, we are happy to share the results.

Take the Open Peer Review Survey!

Take the Open Peer Review Survey!

There are pros and cons of Open Peer Review, so we would like to hear from you. Do you believe that Open Peer Review will catalyze a culture of open scholarly debate, or do you feel that it will prevent researchers from being completely honest in their critique?

Take our survey and share your experiences and thoughts!

The Why’s and How’s of Open Peer Review—a Panel Discussion for Peer Review Week 2021

The Why’s and How’s of Open Peer Review—a Panel Discussion for Peer Review Week 2021

Join us for a Panel Discussion on Open Peer Review for Peer Review Week 2021

This year, Peer Review Week is taking place September 20th through 24th, and ScienceOpen has put together an expert panel to discuss the why’s and how’s of open peer review. Peer Review Week is an annual weeklong event that is led by the community to celebrate the essential role that peer review plays in scientific and academic communication. The event brings together all those committed to sharing the central message that quality peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly research. As a proponent of open peer review, we thought it would be the perfect topic to discuss during Peer Review Week this year. Below you will find the details and registration link for the panel we have assembled to discuss everything on the topic of open peer review which will take place on September 24th at 4 pm London time (UTC+1). We would love to have you join this free, online event during Peer Review Week!

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