About

Aims

Review Commons is a platform for high-quality journal-independent peer-review in the life sciences.

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 transfers Referred Preprints on behalf of the authors to bioRxiv and 17 affiliate journals from EMBO Press, eLife, ASCB, The Company of Biologists, Rockefeller University Press and PLOS.

Review Commons will:

  • 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.

How it works

How Review Commons works in diagram form

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Strategic Group

Review Commons is a partnership between EMBO and ASAPbio and is governed by the following strategic group:

Ron Vale
Ron Vale, ASAPbio Co-founder
Maria Leptin
Maria Leptin, EMBO Co-founder
Jessica Polka
Jessica Polka, ASAPbio Project Lead
Thomas Lemberger
Thomas Lemberger, EMBO Project Lead
Naomi Penfold
Naomi Penfold, ASAPbio Advisor, Communication
Bernd Pulverer
Bernd Pulverer, EMBO Advisor, Editorial