Transferable Peer Review Pilot
On average, peer review takes 80 days1. That’s 1,920 hours of waiting for a decision. And it all starts over if your paper gets rejected.
We think that’s a long time. We know you do too.
So, why not review a paper just once? If your paper is rejected, the review travels with it.
We call this transferable peer review and we’re rolling it out across 9 of our high impact, neuroscience journals.
Submit to one of these journals and your paper will be reviewed as usual, but with the addition of a scorecard that will be used by all 9 titles. If your paper is rejected, you can choose to transfer your paper along with the review and scorecard to another journal in the pilot, and receive a speedier decision.
We believe that this system will save authors, reviewers and editors valuable time, significantly increasing the speed to publication for many papers.
One paper. One review. Quicker decisions.
|Brain and Behavior
||Depression and Anxiety|
|Developmental Neurobiology||European Journal of Neuroscience|
|Genes, Brain & Behavior||Hippocampus|
|Human Brain Mapping||Journal of Comparative Neurology|
|Journal of Neuroscience Research||Synapse|
1 M. Ware, Peer review: benefits, perceptions, and alternatives (Publishing Research Consortium, London UK, 2008; http://www.publishingresearch.org.uk/documents/PRCsummary4Warefinal.pdf)
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