Review Commons

Review Commons is a platform for high-quality journal-independent peer review in the life sciences. Review Commons empowers authors by providing them with a Refereed Preprint and facilitating its submission to affiliate journals.

  |  Updated: 21 May 2024


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Project Goals

Review Commons provides authors with a Refereed Preprint, which includes the authors’ manuscript, reports from a single round of peer review and the authors’ response. Review Commons also facilitates author-directed submission of Refereed Preprints to affiliate journals to expedite editorial consideration, reduce serial re-review and streamline publication.

Review Commons aims to:

  • Allow reviewers to focus on the science, not specific journal fit.
  • Enrich the value of preprints.
  • Reduce re-reviewing at multiple journals.
  • Accelerate the publishing process by providing journals with high-quality referee reports.