Annual Meeting Report

Peer Review Innovation

Moderator: Alison O’Connell Marketing Manager Aries Systems Corporation North Andover, Massachusetts Speakers: Allison Leung Editorial Manager Public Library of Science (PLoS) San Francisco, California Liz Bal Associate Publisher BioMed Central London, United Kingdom Carissa Gilman Managing Editor American Cancer Society Atlanta, Georgia Adam Nicely Manager, Editorial Solutions Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research, & Practice Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Reporter: Kelly Newton Content Production Manager American Diabetes Association Washington, DC With time from acceptance to journal publication taking 6–18 months, during which the work is under embargo, preprints allow for an earlier claim of priority and an informal review and revision cycle through reader comments. PLoS believes journals and preprints can benefit one another, with journals continuing to provide formal review and services such as marketing and discovery platforms. Allison Leung, Editorial Manager, PLoS, covered some of the ways PLoS is encouraging preprint use through a partnership with bioRxiv. Authors can submit directly and easily to PLoS journals through the preprint server, and the preprint is linked to the version of record through Crossref at final publication. Editors and readers are therefore given access to the entire history of an article, and preprint readers are directed to the publisher’s site. PLoS Genetics has also hired editors to recruit submissions from bioRxiv, promising a full review to authors. Positive results are often used to justify poor methods, whereas null results are rarely submitted at all, and therefore often go unpublished. Liz Bal described a workflow developed for BMC Psychology called “results-free review” designed to […]

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