mSphereDirect: Author-Initiated Peer Review of Manuscripts

« (…) With these two elements in hand—preprints and needed innovation in peer review—we have decided to embark on an experiment to enhance the process, making it more agile and more transparent to authors by putting them in the driver’s seat. After much listening, discussion, and brainstorming, we are proud to announce a new pathway of manuscript review and submission for mSphere, called mSphereDirect. In a nutshell, mSphereDirect gives authors more control over the peer review process and, as such, introduces significantly more transparency and speed into the system. (…) »