PeerRef is a journal-independent open peer review service.
We believe that journal publication is not required for all research.
Our aim is to improve the process of getting research peer reviewed and disseminated.
We are simplifying the process of peer review. We do not require specific manuscript formatting and we send manuscripts directly to potential peer reviewers. Additionally, peer review is based on validity, not perceived novelty. This will reduce unnecessary rejections and means research such as negative results and replication studies can be peer reviewed.
Validated manuscripts and peer review reports can be placed in a Preprint server where they can be read, downloaded and cited. This is a simple, and no-cost solution to disseminating research.
Goals and intentions
In combination with Preprint servers, we aim to:
- Put an end to expensive, delayed publications
- Increase the prevalence of peer reviewed negative results and replication studies
- Stop resubmission and review at multiple journals