John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), a global leader in education and scholarly research; Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform; and ScholarOne, the leading manuscript submission system, today announced the launch of the scholarly industry’s first scalable open peer review workflow. Academic journals have faced a number of practical difficulties to adopt such models, hindered by complex and established workflows. Through this partnership, Wiley, ScholarOne, and Publons - both part of Clarivate Analytics - have developed a robust and seamless solution to these challenges. Beginning with Wiley’s prestigious journal Clinical Genetics, this is the first open peer review initiative to develop a scalable model applicable to diverse publishing processes. The comprehensive workflow provides alignment to best-practice data privacy regulation, ensuring the individual preferences of authors, peer reviewers and journals are met.
The new workflow enables transparent publication of an article’s complete peer review process — from initial review and response through to revision and final publication decision. Alongside the published article, readers can now review a comprehensive peer review history. Each element of the peer review process has also been assigned its own digital object identifier (DOI), enabling future authors to easily reference and cite relevant peer review content.