Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Transpose (@TransposeSCI), a database of journal peer review, co-reviewing, and preprint policies relating to media coverage, licensing, versions, and citation.
These policies can often be difficult to find, unclear, or undefined. Our hope is to bring them to light so that authors, readers, reviewers, and other stakeholders can more easily find journals that align with their values. At the same time, editors can use this resource to draw inspiration from changing practices at other journals. (Read more user stories here.)
In addition to searching for individual journals, users can select up to three journals to compare side-by-side. For instance, when planning when to preprint, researchers may wish to look up the preprint policies for up to three journals they’re likely to submit to and check which are supportive of preprints and any conditions attached to this.
Currently, the database contains approximately 2,900 records, hundreds of which have been verified by representatives of journals or publishers. We welcome additional contributions from everyone, and you can add to existing non-verified records or create new ones here.
Transpose is a collaborative project involving many contributors from different organizations; this work was funded in part by a grant to ASAPbio from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
How will you use Transpose? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: Transpose has been covered by Physics Today (2019-06-18) , Nature Careers (2019-06-18), Hindawi (2019-06-20), OpenAire (2019-06-24), and Pensoft (2019-06-27)