B – Teamwork saves review time in neuroscience

Teamwork saves review time in neuroscience. March 2008 Research Information

After the PubMed Plus Conference in June 2007, in an unprecedented move, a group of neuroscience journals have agreed to share reviewers’ comments among each other and formed the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium (NPRC). The NPRC hopes that reducing the number of times a manuscript is reviewed, will reduced the load on reviewers and editors, so the publication of research results will be much faster. The review-forwarding system, the procedure adopted by the NPRC, could also lead to the increasing of submissions to high-profile journals, given the expedited re-submitting procedures. The Consortium currently consists of 22 journals, with another six in the process of joining.