Fifteen journals to outsource peer-review decisions

It’s the first time that journals have guaranteed that they will accept the recommendations of another body with no further review, says Chris Chambers, a neuroscientist at Cardiff University and one of the founders of the peer-review organization, called Peer Community In Registered Reports. The service will add to the existential questions facing journals, says Jason Hoyt, CEO of PeerJ, an open-access family of journals that has signed up for the initiative. “What are you paying publishers to do, exactly?”

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