Anonymous Peer reviewers' Openness Initiative request
The Peer Reviewers' Openness Initiative aims to use peer review to make science more open. We have built this application to support this important initiative. Using this application you can send your PRO request directly, and anonymously, to the authors, prior to accepting the peer-review assignment. In this way, you can only accept review assignments for which the author has already agreed to make their manuscript PRO compliant.
How it works
Prior to accepting a request to review, the reviewer specifies what they would like the author to agree to in terms of openness. The authors are then able to accept, decline or suggest modifications to the agreement. Once the author and invited reviewer are agreed, the reviewer accepts the assignment from the journal. A record of the review agreement is kept for future reference.