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Springer Nature increases commitment to early sharing and transparency in peer review

1000+ journals including the Discover Journal series now integrated with In Review

London | Berlin | New York, 19 December 2023

In Review, the innovative service which integrates early sharing and increased transparency with the journal submission and peer review process, is now available on over 1000 Springer Nature journals, including the Discover Journals. With the service already integrated across its BMC, Nature and Springer portfolios, the latest roll out means In Review is now available on over a third of Springer Nature’s portfolio, enabling more authors to benefit from the service. 

Eugenie Regan, VP Research Solutions commented: 

“Transparency in research is an increasingly important tool, and topic, within the ecosystem of research communication. It enables greater sharing, discussion and growth of research and research data, building on the use and re-usability of research and supporting the wider goals of open science.”

“We have always been committed to ensuring transparency around the peer review and publication process. In Review delivers on this commitment.  1000+ journals integrated with the service is a fantastic milestone to reach - and we look forward to supporting more authors in the development  and sharing of their research.”

Authors submitting to an In Review title can opt in or out to the service. Those opting in are able to  easily cite and share their work while it is still under review, and receive real time updates on the peer review process. If the paper is rejected after peer review,  the preprint continues to remain available on the platform, but with all information about imprint and peer review status removed. A further 100+ journals will be added before year end. 

 In Review is part of the publisher's portfolio of author services which seek to  provide quality, integrated services to ease the burden on researchers, increase transparency, simplify and speed up the publishing experience. 

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About In Review

In Review, was developed in partnership with Springer Nature by Research Square. Springer Nature increased its investment in Research Square in December 2022, to take full ownership.

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Katie Baker | Communications | Springer Nature