Development and Journal of Cell Science expand collaboration with Review Commons: A new trial to support efficient peer review

Development and Journal of Cell Science, both published by The Company of Biologists, are expanding their collaboration with Review Commons in a six-month pilot. Editors of the two journals will participate in coordinating the peer review of initial submissions to the preprint peer review platform in the fields of developmental and cell biology.

Mark Hanson

Models, oddballs, and preprints: a conversation with Mark Hanson

Hanson has been interested in the innate immune response since his Master’s thesis work with Steve Perlman at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. There he worked on the evolution of the immune system in a “weird, non-conventional fly species that has a nematode parasite and a defensive symbiont. We were curious about how the immune system adapted to this three-way interaction.”

Agnostic, efficient, and fair: the Review Commons author & reviewer survey 2022.

Our latest survey shows that the overwhelming majority of our authors and reviewers support our journal agnostic peer-review process and consider the elimination of multiple cycles of peer review to be the most important benefit of Review Commons. Authors also regard the preparation of the authors’ detailed response as the rate-limiting step for the public posting of refereed preprints.