Transferable Peer Review: For Authors

On average, peer review takes 80 days. That is 1,920 hours of waiting for a decision, and typically it all starts over if a paper gets rejected.

We think that's a long time. We know you do too.

At Wiley, if a paper is rejected, it can be transferred to another journal and the reviews travel with it. We call this transferable peer review

How does it work?

1. Submit to one of the journals within a network, and your manuscript will be evaluated as usual.

2. If your paper is rejected, the Editor may offer to transfer your submission to another journal within the network for consideration there.

3. Should you wish to take up this offer, your manuscript files and reviews are automatically transferred to the new journal.

4. If the Editor has offered a referral to another journal, the decision letter will include a ?transfer acceptance? link ? agreeing to the transfer is as easy as clicking that link. We'll take care of the rest!

By making previous evaluations available to the Editors, decisions can be reached more quickly, saving valuable time for authors, reviewers and editors, and significantly increasing the speed to publication for many papers.

If you have any questions or need further assistance please email

Further information about transferable peer review is also available for Reviewers.

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

Wiley Neuroscience Network

Currently, there are 10 journals within the Wiley Neuroscience portfolio participating in transferrable peer review. During the submission process, authors are able to suggest titles from those in the network as potential transfer journals; if the paper is rejected, the Editor will consider this selection when deciding where to refer the submission. Each journal employs the same peer-review scorecard, completed by reviewers during evaluation, and this travels together with the review when a submission is transferred to another journal.

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



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