Scienceline try to improve the process of peer review so that it more effectively conveys the assessment of expert reviewers to authors, readers and other interested parties (upon corresponding author's agreement).
The main features of the current Scienceline peer-review process are:
- all decisions are made by editors who are active researchers.
- we do not artificially limit the number of articles we publish or have a set acceptance rate.
- editors discuss with reviewers about reviews with "major revision results" before reaching a decision on a manuscript; extra experiments are only requested if they are essential and can be completed within about two months.
- the decision letter sent to the author after peer review, and the accepted manuscripts are published if the authors respond.
Our aim is to make peer review faster and fairer especially for clinical researches (by reducing rounds of revision and requesting extra experiments if required).