Powered by Research Square and developed in partnership with Springer Nature, In Review aims to open up the submission and peer review system to authors and others in the scientific community. The first service of its kind, In Review provides authors with on-demand access to the status of their manuscript and allows them to showcase their work to the wider community for comment while their manuscript is under review.
By using In Review authors are able to:
The wider research community are able to:
As soon as your DOI is coined, your work is time stamped and becomes a permanent contribution to the scholarly record. Anyone who copies it will be plagiarising and will not be able to legitimately publish the work.
The reviews and editor communications will continue through the Editorial Manager site as usual. You can use In Review to access up to date information on where your article is in the peer review process. In addition, readers will be able to follow the status of your manuscript during peer review, such as whether it is “out for review” as well when reviews are received.
Your manuscript will also be posted to In Review and will receive a citable DOI. The community will be able to comment on, read, or cite your preprint. You can use any substantive comments from the community during the peer review process in order to strengthen your paper.
Please note that whether or not you opt in to this service will not affect the ultimate decision on whether your manuscript is accepted. However, if you do decide to opt in, the journal Editor may choose to take community comments into account.
Editors may choose to take commenting into consideration. As with traditional review, they will rely on reviewers with field expertise in forming their decision.
The comments field offers a space for the community to provide transparent feedback to authors about their preprint. Comments can include constructive feedback on the methods, conclusions, statistics, impact, or any other aspect of the work. Comments that are deemed to be inappropriate or promotional in nature may be moderated and removed.
Readers can also comment on specific words, sentences, or sections of the text by simply highlighting the text and selecting “annotate” using the hypothes.is annotation tool.
No. Opting in will have no effect on the ultimate decision on whether your manuscript is accepted.
To submit a revision, you will need to submit through the manuscript tracking system where you originally submitted your manuscript. In Review only posts versions of your manuscript currently being considered by the journal.
When you post to a preprint server you retain full copyright over your article, and you are therefore free to post it in as many places as you like. However, having more than one version in different places could reduce the usage counts and metrics obtained here and on the other sites, and may cause confusion to some readers.
In order to take part you must submit to one of the participating journals directly. Once you have selected a journal you can submit either from the In Review journal pages or the journal's website. As part of the submission process you will be offered the option to opt in to In Review.
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