The growth of open access and the “pay to publish” model, journals need to prove the reliability and trustworthiness of their peer review process to avoid the dangerous label of predatory. ReviewerCredits provides a valuable qualifier for a journal by documenting that proper peer review is performed before acceptance of manuscripts. Registered journals may download a PDF certificate which clearly and transparently shows the name and location of peer reviewers who claimed a review for your journal.
This document can be used with third parties to certify your internal peer review process. This is a huge asset for those journals who want to sustain their policy and differentiate from predatory journals without affecting the confidentiality of review comments.

 

 

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