30 June 2022 – Today the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) announces the finalists for their annual prize for innovation in publishing. The prize, judged by a panel of publishing industry professionals, celebrates new products, developments, services, launches or projects that bring exceptional originality and value to the scholarly community. Review Commons, the preprint peer-review platform from EMBO and ASAPbio is shortlisted as one of the finalists for the 2022 award.
Review Commons provides high-quality, expert peer-review of preprints before submission to a journal. Manuscripts submitted to Review Commons are peer-reviewed by experts and made public, together with their reviews and the authors’ response, on the bioRxiv and medRxiv preprint servers. If the authors decide to proceed with publication in a scientific journal, Review Commons provides a simple submission process to transfer the refereed preprint to a consortium of affiliated journals which do not repeat peer-review. This eliminates redundant rounds of evaluations and accelerates publication. To date, 412 papers have been published in affiliated journals following transfer as a refereed preprint from Review Commons.
The consortium of journals affiliated with Review Commons includes PLOS Biology, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS ONE, eLife, Molecular Biology of the Cell, The Journal of Cell Biology, The EMBO Journal, EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology, EMBO Molecular Medicine, Life Science Alliance, Development, Journal of Cell Science, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.
ALPSP Awards finalists are invited to present their shortlisted project at the 2022 ALPSP Conference which takes place from 14-16 September 2022 in Manchester, UK. Thomas Lemberger, Review Commons project lead at EMBO, says “Review Commons has had very positive feedback from the researchers who use the platform and love its journal-agnostic peer-review process. We are delighted to now be recognised by colleagues in the scholarly publishing profession for our innovative work. I look forward to presenting Review Commons to our community at the ALPSP Conference.”
Read the official press release from ALPSP here.