Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Letting Researchers Choose Their Peer Reviewers Gets Another Shot

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul Basken
December 12, 2016

Seven years after a widely mocked paper about caterpillars and butterflies raised doubts about allowing authors to take shortcuts in the peer-review process, another prominent publisher is about to give it a try.

In an option to be made available next month, the open-access microbiology journal mSphere will let authors choose two willing colleagues and then submit their reviews to the journal with the promise of an answer on acceptance within five days.
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