Scientific advancement requires peer review. Unfortunately, the current review processes are slow and intransparent, hindering communication and obscuring the crucial contributions of reviewers. How can we build a community to make peer review faster, more open, and more transparent?
The foundation of building trusted scientific knowledge is peer review. Unfortunately, the current scientific review process is often cumbersome and very slow, proceeding via overburdened journals and editors. It also relies on anonymous volunteers, who are neither rewarded nor recognised for their work. Thus, the current peer review process stands in the way of fully adopting the Lindau Guidelines. I am convinced that readily available digital tools – if implemented appropriately – could spark the fundamental and overdue transformation of how we assess, share, and communicate science. Our project will aim to develop a concrete vision for such a common platform.
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