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   Genes, Brain & Behavior
Hippocampus   Human Brain Mapping
Journal of Comparative Neurology   Journal of Neuroscience Research

1 M. Ware, Peer review: benefits, perceptions, and alternatives (Publishing Research Consortium, London UK, 2008;


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