Research Square’s innovative In Review service has expanded to include more than 500 Springer Nature journal titles. The milestone was surpassed this week after 48 additional Springer Nature journals were integrated into the service.
Authors submitting their papers to more than 530 participating Springer Nature journals benefit from sharing their research upon submission, while also increasing transparency in the peer review process.
In Review, a journal-integrated service that allows researchers to post preprints of their manuscripts during article submission, supports journals across the Nature and BMC portfolios, as well as a host of other journals covering physics, engineering, plant and animal sciences, and more.
“As new journals are added to our expanding collection, the number of disciplines represented across those journals will also expand,” said Amye Kenall, Vice President of Product and Publishing at Research Square Company. “We want to help accelerate the uptake of preprints. By offering an easier way to preprint to authors across more disciplines, we can create that sea change that is needed in sharing research early in order to drive the pace of discovery in all disciplines.”
The latest journal integrations are a clear indication of Springer Nature’s commitment to early sharing and discovery, as it continues to expand the In Review service across its portfolio. It’s estimated that more than 400 journals will be added through 2022, yielding an estimated total of nearly 1,000 Springer Nature In Review integrations by the year’s end.
Eugenie Regan, Springer Nature’s Vice President, Research Solutions commented:
“Springer Nature is a strong supporter of earlier sharing and actively worked with Research Square to launch In Review back in 2018. Preprints are an increasingly important tool, with the ecosystem of research communication, further enabling the sharing, discussion and growth of open research. We continue to work with our research community to provide them with the tools and services they want to better support the advancement and discovery of knowledge. In Review is a key example of that commitment, and to now have 500 Springer Nature journals operating on the platform, enabling an increasing number of authors to benefit from this integrated service, is a fantastic milestone to reach.”
Authors posting preprints of their manuscript submissions through the In Review service immediately receive a digital object identifier (DOI) after their preprints are screened and accepted , establishing a timestamp for their research, thereby protecting the primacy of their work long before peer-reviewed publication. Once submitted, authors can track editorial decisions as their papers advance through the stages of the peer review process.
Authors submitting to In Review can also take advantage of the latest features and improvements to the service, including automatic version of record (VOR) linking for articles as they are published in peer-reviewed journals, in-browser PDF viewing of preprints, and unified search functionality.