Open Peer Review: The Current Landscape and Emerging Models

« (…) This study provides the first comprehensive investigation of OPR adoption, its early adopters and the implementation models used. We identified 174 current OPR journals and analysed their wide-ranging implementations to derive emerging OPR models. The findings suggest that: 1) there has been a steady growth in OPR adoption since 2001 when 38 journals initially adopted OPR; 2) OPR adoption is most prevalent in medicine and the natural sciences; 3) three publishers are responsible for 87% of identified OPR journals; 4) early adopter publishers have implemented different models of OPR resulting in different levels of transparency. (…) »