Open peer review: pilot studies reveal promising findings

« Last year, an open letter recognising the benefits of transparency in peer review processes was launched: it now has 335 journal signatories. Many of these journals have implemented a range of transparent peer review processes, such as publishing reviewers’ comments alongside articles, with or without reviewer names. But does implementing a transparent peer review process change the behaviour of reviewers? A recent study, published in Nature Communications addresses this question. (…) »