In a nutshell
Review Commons is a platform for high-quality journal-independent peer-review in the life sciences.
Review Commons provides authors with a Refereed Preprint, which includes the authors’ manuscript, reports from a single round of peer review and the authors’ response. Review Commons also facilitates author-directed submission of Refereed Preprints to affiliate journals to expedite editorial consideration, reduce serial re-review and streamline publication.
Review Commons transfers Referred Preprints on behalf of the authors to bioRxiv and 17 affiliate journals from EMBO Press, PLOS, eLife, Rockefeller University Press, The Company of Biologists and ASCB.
Type of project
EMBO and ASAPbio
Goals and intentions
Review Commons will:
- Allow reviewers to focus on the science, not specific journal fit.
- Enrich the value of preprints.
- Reduce re-reviewing at multiple journals.
- Accelerate the publishing process by providing journals with high-quality referee reports.
What is reviewed