Concern raised over payment for fast-track peer review

« Some scientists are raising concerns over a pilot project that will allow researchers to pay for faster peer review in a journal owned by Nature Publishing Group (NPG). One member of the journal’s editorial board has resigned in protest.

Since 24 March, biology papers submitted to Scientific Reports can be fast-tracked if authors make an additional payment, currently set at US$750, with the journal promising to decide on the submission within three weeks (…) »