Qeios applies an Open Peer Review model (OPR). What is that? The future of scholarly publishing, OPR allows researchers to openly post review reports at any time for any Article (posted anywhere, not only on Qeios) or Qeios Definition, rescuing from groupthink and increasing the transparency of the process. Each Review is open and accessible to all and receives a digital object identifier (DOI).

Structure of a Review.

Writing and Posting a Review on Qeios is very simple. Each Review requires 4 pieces of information:

  • a Review target

  • a Rating (on a 5-star scale)

  • a Body

  • a Declaration of potential competing interests

Note: Although the Review does not have minimum requirements in terms of length, we suggest not to treat a Review as an informal comment, but as valuable and complete feedback instead that might help increase the quality of the target.

Note: More information about "potential competing interests" can be found in our Posting Policy.

Creating a Review

There are two ways to create a Review draft:

  1. General (for any publication, not only posted on Qeios): you can create a new Review by clicking on the Compose button located in the top bar 

and selecting New Peer Review from the dropdown menu (as shown below)

2) Specific for Qeios publications: here, you can also use the Review Article/Definition button you see at the top or bottom of any Article or Definition page.

At the top:

At the bottom:

You'll be immediately redirected to a new Review draft linked to that Article or Definition.

Writing a Review

Depending on how you got to the Review mode, you'll see either the Review title already filled in (case 2 as mentioned above) or not.

In any case, you can add or edit it by clicking on the pen icon. You can either add the details manually or you can automatically find a publication using specific identifiers (Qeios No., DOI, ISBN, arXiv id) or by searching the title.

Review mode features the same powerful editing tool you find when writing an Article or a Definition. Feel free to style your Review, add images, tables and even use Definitions. Ah, you can collaborate with colleagues on it!

Like with Articles and Definitions, Qeios automatically saves your edits, non-stop. Your progress is kept safe in your Drafts section, Compose menu on top.

Once you are satisfied with your work and you feel it's ready for being posted, you just need to click on the Post button located at the top right of the Editor toolbar.

Qeios will make sure all the basic requirements are met and inform you of any missing mandatory information. The Review requires at leasts the following: Review target, Rating, Review body and Declarations.

Note: ⚠️ You cannot unpost a Review on Qeios, so make sure you are ready to share your work before posting it. ⚠️

Note: You can post more than one Review to the same Article or Definition. However, the rating you assign to your last Review will be the one taken into consideration.

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