In a nutshell
Axios Review exists to eliminate the huge inefficiency at the heart of scientific publishing: Authors cannot currently submit to a journal that wants their paper. The resulting search for a suitable journal wastes researcher time, inflates the cost of journals, and ultimately slows the progress of science.
Axios applies the long-established brokerage model to scientific publishing. We conduct a rigorous editor-led peer review process and then find a journal that wants the paper. This approach is highly effective: 85% of Axios papers get accepted at the journal (compared to <30% for the current system). Half of the accepted Axios papers are not re-reviewed by the journal. Our papers are published with under 2 rounds of review (vs. 5 in the current system) without any loss of rigour.
Type of project
Goals and intentions
The current process for publishing scientific research is highly inefficient:
- Researchers need to publish their papers in high profile journals to win funding.
- High profile journals receive many thousands of research papers every year.
- 70 to 95% of these papers are rejected, the majority for poor fit or lack of novelty.
- Researchers must then submit their papers to another journal.
- Most papers are assessed again and again by different journals before being published.
- This takes up researcher time, raises the cost of journals, and slows the progress of science.
What is reviewed
Review of data or code