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In Review extended across Springer Nature titles

Research Square’s In Review, developed in partnership with Springer Nature, reaches milestone integration across publishers’ portfolio, now available on over 500 journals

London | New York | Heidelberg, 1 March 2022

In Review, the innovative service which integrates early sharing and increased transparency in peer review with the journal submission and peer review process, is now available on over 500 Springer Nature journals, including the Nature and BMC portfolios, extending across disciplines such as physics, engineering, plant and animal sciences. 

As with the other In Review-enabled Springer Nature journals, authors submitting to one of these integrated titles, will be given the opportunity to opt in or opt out to the service. From today authors submitting to these titles will be able to utilise In Review to realise the benefits of early sharing, enabling them to easily cite and share their work while it is still under review, as well as benefit from transparency into the peer review progress with real time updates on a private dashboard. If the paper is rejected after peer review, all information about imprint and peer review status will be removed with the preprint continuing to be available on the platform. 

Eugenie Regan, Springer Nature’s Vice President, Research Solutions commented:

“Springer Nature is a strong supporter of earlier sharing and actively worked with Research Square to launch In Review back in 2018. Preprints are an increasingly important tool, with the ecosystem of research communication, further enabling the sharing, discussion and growth of open research. We continue to work with our research community to provide them with the tools and services they want to better support the advancement and discovery of knowledge. In Review is a key example of that commitment, and to now have 500 Springer Nature journals operating on the platform, enabling an increasing number of authors to benefit from this integrated service, is a fantastic milestone to reach.”

The latest journal integrations are a clear indication of Springer Nature’s commitment to early sharing and discovery. The service will continue to be expanded across the publishers’ portfolio, with an estimated 400+ journals due to be added through 2022, with the aim that over half of the publisher portfolio will be able to benefit from the integrated services by year end.

“As new journals are added to our expanding collection, the number of disciplines represented across those journals will also expand,” said Amye Kenall, Vice President of Product and Publishing at Research Square Company. “We want to help accelerate the uptake of preprints. By offering an easier way to preprint to authors across more disciplines, we can create that sea change that is needed in sharing research early in order to drive the pace of discovery in all disciplines.”

Authors submitting to In Review can also take advantage of the latest features and improvements to the service, including automatic version of record (VOR) linking for articles as they are published in peer-reviewed journals, in-browser PDF viewing of preprints, and unified search functionality.

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About In Review

In Review, was developed in partnership with Springer Nature by Research Square, of which Springer Nature is an investor, is currently available to Springer Nature authors submitting to 530 of its journals.

About Springer Nature

For over 175 years Springer Nature has been advancing discovery by providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help researchers uncover new ideas, make sure all the research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny, that it reaches all relevant audiences in the best possible format, and can be discovered, accessed, used, re-used and shared. We support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; and provide quality publishing support to societies. 

As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Portfolio, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American. For more information, please visit springernature.com and @SpringerNature

About Research Square

Research Square, a division of Research Square Company and one of Fast Company’s Brands that Matter, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Our industry-leading preprint platform, launched in 2018, is a large, author-centric preprint server that brings transparency to the peer review process. Through our journal-integrated In Review service, innovative author features, manuscript assessments, and research promotion services, we enable researchers to establish the primacy of their work, share it with the broader community, and receive useful feedback much earlier in the publication process. By improving the way science is shared, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. For more information on our platform and research promotion services, visit researchsquare.com.

About Research Square Company

Research Square Company, a five-time INC 5000 award winner, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Through our industry leading preprint platform, Research Square, research promotion tools, and AJE’s comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation services, we are proud to have supported over 2.5 million authors in 192 countries since our founding in 2004. Across all sides of our business, our team of former researchers and publishing industry professionals truly understand the importance of sharing research results with the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. For more information on our services, corporate responsibility, and partnership opportunities, visit company.researchsquare.com


Sam Sule | Communications | Springer Nature