The Crowdpeer platform facilitates the open peer review of preprints. We provide a universal structure for reviews, separating the objective, quality related critiques of a paper from it’s perceived impact. Anyone can add a paper summary, highlight strengths and weaknesses of a paper and reply to others’ contributions. This encourages all aspects of traditional peer review to be covered - not only negative comments. A comment voting system allows for members of the community to collectively filter reviewer contributions, highlighting the most important comments and providing a more impartial final review. Through this system, reviewers who make valued contributions are also able to build their reputations within the community.
Goals and intentions
To provide a platform for the open review of preprints and engagement of a diverse group of reviewers.
To employ a universal structure for reviews in order to standardise the review process, make reviews more impartial & provide an educational tool for reviewers.
To encourage engagement between reviewers using an up-voting system; allowing the community to learn from each other, removing bias and ensuring the most informative comments are heard.
To provide recognition for reviewers’ contributions - allowing them to build their reputations within the community and benefit professionally.