Pre-Publication Platform

A new level of openness in peer review and research discovery

Research Square now offers a preprint platform and author dashboard service that can be used with any journal, regardless of submission system. When authors opt in, their papers are posted online as preprints and become available for comment. Authors can track the status of their manuscript and watch peer review unfold in real time via a private author dashboard.

Contact us to learn how our platform could work with your journals.


Author Services Partnerships

Referral, Co-Branded, or Private Label Options

We’ve been serving the needs of authors for over 12 years and currently partner with many of the world's leading, premium publishers and societies to support their author services needs. From simple referrals to developing custom services for your authors, we are truly a partner to support your business objectives.

Contact us about Author Services Partnerships.
The work done by AJE editors is of the highest quality, and is prompt and reliable. ACS authors who have used the service express a very high level of satisfaction, and feel they have benefited through its use. ACS is happy to recommend AJE as a partner to anyone considering the use of such a service.
Charley Trowbridge, Director, Peer Review Operations, American Chemical Society

Editorial Badges

Taking care of the basics of peer review

We ensure that manuscripts adhere to a high quality of reporting prior to being sent for review, thus allowing referees to focus only on the quality of the science. Our independent certifications take the form of a badge that demonstrates adherence to reporting and standards. Let us show you how our PreCheck, Reproducibility, and Sound Science Checks can be a service to editors and authors alike.

Contact us to learn more about Editorial Stamps.
Research Square have many talented editors. They offer a responsive, supportive and friendly service that is focused on the needs of authors. I am happy to recommend them.
Hazel Newton, Head of Researcher Services, Springer Nature

Video Abstracts and Video Bytes

Make the research you publish more discoverable and engaging

Research Square videos are designed to help increase the visibility of your published research. Our team of scientifically trained writers and animators can create a 2-4 minute Video Abstract or 1-minute Video Byte showcasing the key results and context for any research paper. We remove technical jargon and use engaging visuals, making the research accessible to academics, journalists, funders, and more. The final video can be posted on the article page, included in press kits, or simply given to the author to share. Each video references the journal and DOI for easy linking to the article of record on your website.

Learn more and watch example videos | Partnership opportunities and custom video creation.
In my experience, it was fun to make a video with Research Square and it tremendously broadened the impact of my study.

Peer Review Management

Efficient and professional management of the peer review process

We bring deep editorial experience and operational excellence to help support journal operations. We currently work with several journals to provide outsourced support and management of editorial operations. We provide a full complement of services along with PhD level expertise and experience with all major peer review systems.

Contact us about outsourcing your Editorial Office to us.

The Team

  • Shashi Mudunuri
    CEO & Founder

    Shashi grew AJE into the largest author services company in the world. He has degrees in Computer Science and an MBA from Duke University.

  • Sarah Taylor
    AJE General Manager

    Sarah has deep experience in all aspects of the operations and customer support for our services and works directly with our publisher partners to ensure we are meeting quality standards. Sarah holds a PhD in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill.

  • Damian Pattinson
    VP of Publishing Innovation

    Damian joins Research Square from PLOS, where he was the Editorial Director of PLOS ONE. Damian holds a PhD in Neuroscience from University College London.

We would love to explore ways we can support your organization or explain our services in more detail. Contact our Business Development team by using the form below.