Logos of preprint reviewer recruitment network journals/preprint review services

Participating journals are interested in recruiting editors and/or reviewers based on the public feedback they’ve provided on preprints. Join the network to share your experience in writing comments and reviews on preprints.

Preprint feedback has the potential to not only help authors and readers, but also to identify potential reviewers and editorial board members for journals. Unfortunately, finding preprint reviews authored by a particular individual and linking them to other useful information (such as disciplinary keywords) remains challenging. The Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network addresses these issues by enabling willing researchers to share preprint feedback as work samples for review by participating journals.

We expect that the network will:

  • Provide journals and publishers with access to pools of potential reviewers or editorial board members
  • Help researchers, especially ECRs, break into reviewing or editing roles
  • Recognize the efforts of researchers who participate in public reviewing and commenting on preprints

In its first 6-month phase, the network resulted in participating journals extending over 200 invitations and additions to their databases. Read more in our blog post.

Participating journals & platforms

The journals & platforms listed below will take into consideration individuals with experience reviewing preprints for positions in their reviewer pools and editorial boards.

  • Biology Open
  • Biophysics Colab
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Development
  • eLife
  • EMBO Molecular Medicine
  • EMBO Reports
  • FEBS Letters
  • FEBS Open Bio
  • Gigabyte
  • GigaScience
  • Journal of Cell Biology
  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Life Science Alliance
  • MBoC
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • PeerJ
  • PeerRef
  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Climate
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Digital Health
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Global Public Health
  • PLOS Medicine
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
  • PLOS Water
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  • Review Commons
  • Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
  • The EMBO Journal
  • The FEBS Journal

Journals must be indexed on DOAJ or PubMed. New journals, which have not yet been approved by PubMed or DOAJ, will be considered if the publisher has an existing track record of publishing content indexed by these services. Contact jessica.polka@asapbio.org to join.

Sign up as a researcher

To sign up to the Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network as a researcher, fill out the form below; responses will be shared with participating journals.