The Research Square platform provides a new level of openness to peer review and research discovery. It allows journals to post papers online as soon as they are submitted and provides authors with detailed updates on the status of their paper.
Our collaboration with BMC
In Review at BMC is an exciting new project launched on the Research Square platform. When authors opt in, their papers are made available for commenting by the community. Those comments are passed on to the editor as part of the decision-making process. Any reviews the editors obtain are posted to the author’s private dashboard in real time and a detailed peer review timeline allows the author to see the status of their manuscript.