We should publicly acknowledge the effort a researcher spends in reviewing and enable the reviewer to take public responsibility for the content of the review he/she writes to help the authors to improve their work. Research should be, indeed, and open and public dialogue and should not be constrained by established practices that go against Open Science principles. I think this initiative is one of the first attempts providing and international and inclusive forum to work towards a more transparent reviewing process.
I chose to sign the pledge because reviews are part of the scientific process and should be freely available. Publish Your Reviews will both benefit readers by providing discussion around the findings and research context, and authors by promoting focused, appropriate, specific and transparent principles.
Open publication of peer reviews supports adhering to important principles of good research such as transparency and openness, and improve giving due credit to peer reviewers for their contributions. By supporting the Publish Your Reviews pledge, I, as an early career researcher choose a path for my approach to peer reviews and encourage other researchers to join us in improving this essential components of the scholarly publication process.