Peering into peer-review at GigaScience

Gigascience. 2013 Jan 24;2(1):1. doi: 10.1186/2047-217X-2-1.


Fostering and promoting more open and transparent science is one of the goals of GigaScience. One of the ways we have been doing this is by throwing light on the peer-review process and carrying out open peer-review as standard. In this editorial, we provide our rationale for undertaking this policy, give examples of our positive experiences to date, and encourage others to open up the normally opaque publication process.