The tasks and responsibilities of peer reviewers are examined as a step towards reaching a consensus on their role in biomedical publishing
As demand for transparency increases, many journals are adopting open peer review: learn more about best-practice guidelines for implementing such systems.
As an increasing number of journals pilot transparent peer review, data indicate that open peer review does not compromise the process – at least when reviewers can stay anonymous.
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Journals and funders pledge to publish peer review reports in a move to increase transparency of the publication process.
eLife is trialling a novel form of open peer review that gives authors more control over their response to reviewers.