In a nutshell
Powered by Research Square and developed in partnership with Springer Nature, In Review opens up the peer review process. The first service of its kind, In Review provides authors with on-demand access to the status of their manuscript and tracks all major editorial events such as when reviewers have been invited, have agreed, and have submitted a report. By allowing authors to post their work early, In Review gives authors the opportunity to showcase their work to funders and others, and to engage the wider community for comment while their manuscript is under review. The result is earlier feedback, and the potential for more citations and collaboration opportunities.
Type of project
Springer Nature and Research Square
Goals and intentions
Created in partnership with Research Square, In Review gives researchers the ability to share their work in a citeable way on submission to Springer Nature journals. This allows them to engage the community in discussion to help improve their article either through the public commenting tool or the Hypothes.is open annotation tool. We anticipate early sharing will help authors strengthen their manuscripts as well as spur collaboration opportunities. In Review also gives authors a way to track the status of their manuscript in real-time through the peer review process, including when reviewers have been invited, and reviewer reports have been received. This increased transparency has been well received by authors who have opted-in to the service since October 2018.
What is reviewed