In Review is a free preprint service that gives authors the option to have their paper posted online at the time of submission to select journals. Powered by Research Square and developed in partnership with Springer Nature In Review also gives authors and readers access to the status of a manuscript via a peer review timeline while the paper is under review at the journal.
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As soon as your DOI is issued, your work is time stamped and becomes a permanent part of the scholarly record.
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Editors may choose to take comments into consideration. As with traditional peer review, they will rely on reviewers with field expertise to inform their decision.
While many of the services offered at AJE and Research Square will improve the quality of your paper, ultimately whether a service has been purchased will have no bearing on whether your article is accepted. Author transactions with Research Square are confidential and not shared with the editors at journals participating in In Review.
Opting into In Review means you agree to post your paper as a preprint online. Once posted, it is public, meaning that anyone can read, share, and comment on your manuscript. It will be assigned a DOI and permanently available to view.
Through In Review, you will also be able to track the status of your manuscript via a peer review timeline. You can use any comments you receive to strengthen your paper before it's published.
Please note that opting in to In Review will not influence decisions made by the journal or the likelihood of your manuscript being accepted for publication.
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If your paper is rejected, all information corresponding to the journal will be removed, leaving only the article and any revisions that have been submitted. You are free to send the link to your preprint to other journals as part of a future submission.
When you post to a preprint server you retain full copyright over your paper and are free to post it in as many places as you like. However, having more than one version in different places reduces the usage counts, dilutes metrics obtained here and on other sites and creates unnecessary redundancy in the scholarly record.
To submit your manuscript to In Review, you must submit to one of the participating journals. As part of the submission process to the journal, you will be offered the option to opt in to In Review.
Revisions must be submitted via the journal's submission system through which you originally submitted your manuscript. In Review only posts versions of your manuscript currently being considered by the journal. Note that not all journals support preprint versioning on In Review.
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Comments allow 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.
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