In a nutshell
Nature Communications offers the option to publish the reviewer reports and author rebuttal letters for published papers submitted from January 2016 onwards. Authors are asked to opt in to this scheme upon acceptance of the paper. The anonymity of reviewers is maintained, unless they sign their reports to the authors.
Type of project
Goals and intentions
Our intention is to open up the peer review process at the journal, and to provide information on the expert reports that led to our editorial decision to publish a paper. Moreover, the reviewer reports also can serve as a background on the merits of a study, and inform about the discussion between authors and our reviewers.
What is reviewed