Thursday, 9 April 2015

Scientific Reports introducing a fast-track reviewing process for authors who choose to pay to get their paper reviewed in three weeks

In an interesting, but controversial (see peerreviewneutrality.org), move Scientific Report (already an offshoot of nature with a lighter-touch but pay-to-publish open publication model) us offering authors who pay an additional fee a faster touch in terms of reviewing (paying reviewers in turn for timely reviews). This involves the Nature group sub-contracting the organisation of these reviews to a commercial third party, Rubriq (rubriq.com).

Rubriq offers any author a reviewing service that can be used to get feedback prior to publication for $650. Also see an article about this company at: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21578987-portable-reviews-look-set-speed-up-publication-papers-peer-peer

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